Benjamin Lynerd - Directory - Christopher Newport University


Benjamin T Lynerd

Department of Political Science - Honors Program

Benjamin Lynerd

Associate Professor

McMurran Hall 359B
(757) 594-8328


  • Ph D in Political Science, University of Chicago
  • MA in Social Science, University of Chicago
  • BA in Government and Politics, University of Maryland, College Park


Political theory, American politics


History of political thought, American political thought, Religion and politics, Democratic theory

Selected Accomplishments

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2023). Emancipation, the Ager Publicus and Black Political Thought. American Political Thought. Volume, 12. Issue, 1.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2023). "A Natural Right to the Soil": Black Abolitionists and the Meaning of Freedom. Journal of Black Studies. Volume, 54. Issue, 1.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2021). Immortality and Angst in Tocqueville's America. Routledge. Pages, 18.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2021). Frederick Douglass and the African American Epistle. Journal of Church and State. Volume, 62. Issue, 3. Pages, 18.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2020). "A Distant Mirror": Sense-making in the Era of Trump. Leadership. Volume, 17. Issue, 2. Pages, 212-229.
  • Newspaper
    (2020). Consider the duties of citizenship this year. Va Pilot and Daily Press.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2019). Republican Ideology and the Black Labor Movement, 1869-1872. Phylon. Volume, 56. Issue, 2. Pages, pp. 19-36.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2018). Democratic Opposition to the Constitution: A Swiss Counterproposal from the Maryland Farmer. American Political Thought. Volume, 7. Issue, 2. Pages, 28.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2016). The Purpose-Driven Darwinist: Henry Ward Beecher and the Tehology of Progress. Political Theology. Volume, 17.
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    (2014). Republican Theology: The Civil Religion of American Evangelicals. Oxford University Press.
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