AUDIO: Benjamin Rolsky on Fred Rogers’ Faith


On Wednesday, November 27th Paul spoke with Dr. Benjamin Rolsky about his viral essay on faith of Fred Rogers. The audio of their conversation is below in three parts:

Benjamin Rolsky on the faith of Fred Rogers – Part One
Benjamin Rolsky on the faith of Fred Rogers – Part Two
Benjamin Rolsky on the faith of Fred Rogers – Part Three

GUEST: L. Benjamin Rolsky is an adjunct instructor in the History and Anthropology Department at Monmouth University and a part-time lecturer in the Religion Department at Rutgers University.

www.benjirolsky.com


“In many respects, I would argue that Rogers’ iconic invitation, “Won’t you be my neighbor?” reflected the religious sensibilities of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, which encouraged individuals to turn the other cheek, to assist the less fortunate and to love their neighbors as they would love themselves.”

Benjamin Rolsky


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