L. Benjamin Rolsky

L. Benjamin Rolsky is an affiliated fellow at the Center for Cultural Analysis at Rutgers University, and a history teacher at Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, New Jersey. His work has appeared in a variety of academic and popular venues, including the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Method and Theory in the Study of Religion, The Marginalia Review of Books, CNN Opinion, and the Religion and Cultural Forum at the University of Chicago. His research and teaching interests include religion and politics, popular culture, and critical theory. Rolsky’s book, The Rise and Fall of the Religious Left: Politics, Television, and Popular Culture in the 1970s and Beyond, was published by Columbia University Press in 2019. Rolsky is currently researching a project that will explore the history of the Christian Right as an artifact of the culture wars in the recent American past.


That New Old-Time Religion

L. Benjamin Rolsky reviews Randall Balmer’s “Bad Faith: Race and the Rise of the Religious Right.”...

Polarization, USA

Kruse and Zelizer have written the standard work for those teaching courses on the forces of polarization that have produced our divided public....

“Little Guy” America

How does Robert Wuthnow's "The Left Behind: Decline and Rage in Rural America" differ from other examples of the post-2016 "Reaching-Out Industry"?...

“Little Guy” America