Amanda Perkins | 18 As a Bowdoin College student on a spring Sunday afternoon in 1805, rather than spending the afternoon holed up in Hawthorne-Longfellow Library or returning after a weekend’s adventures with the Outing Club, you would have fled into the east room of Massachusetts Hall with the handful of other young men studying … Continue reading Joseph McKeen: Holding Fast for Bowdoin College
“These Things Must Be” The essays included in this volume of the Bowdoin Agathos are the result of a yearlong inquiry by college students into the meaning of the “Apocalypse.” In these studies we examined the purposes of God in human history, the fulfillment of which appears as divine necessity, or as John writes, things … Continue reading Time and Necessity
Olivia Cannon | 17 Anyone who has ever thrown a temper tantrum (and this is most if not all of us) knows the frustrating nature of authority. We cry out and protest against it, but when we are under it, we cannot escape. But all authority is not equal. If we think carefully, we notice … Continue reading Who’s in Charge?
Alanna Haslam | 20 From there He arose and went to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And He entered a house and wanted no one to know it, but He could not be hidden. For a woman whose young daughter had an unclean spirit heard about Him, and she came and fell at His … Continue reading I am a Bad Person
Knocking at the Door of Death with Derrida & Socrates Beniamin Pascut, Ph. D. What kind of question is this? The kind your Philosophy professor would waste his time asking? The question you raised as an innocent child after accidentally stepping on a beetle for the first time? Post it on your Twitter and your … Continue reading Is “My Death” Possible?
Ryan Ward | 17 In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus’ very first words are a proclamation of the coming of God’s Kingdom on earth: “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel” (Mark 1:15). This is probably one of the most succinct summaries of Jesus’ … Continue reading Secular Politics and Apocalyptic Hope
Courtney Jefferies | 17 “Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues” (Revelation 18:4 KJV) Sometimes, you look up and realize that you are in Babylon. Not just in its suburbs, but chillin’ downtown in the midst of all the things … Continue reading Strolling through Babylon
Katie Ippolito | 19 The Geography of Heart and Soul “And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the … Continue reading Everyday Battles and Casualties
Viviane Kostin | 19 “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” Pride and Prejudice’s Mr. Darcy, Emma’s Mr. Knightley, Les Misérables’ Marius… I know these eligible bachelors’ romances forwards and backwards. I’m familiar with the poorer suitors, too – … Continue reading On True Love
Cubby Arvin-DiBlasio | 19 I’m a gym rat. Really. If I don’t hit the gym regularly, I actually feel physically ill, not to mention a little guilty. I’ve participated in loads of sports over the years, and some of my favorite memories from high school are of playing field hockey games against impossible odds in nasty … Continue reading GOAT: Greatest of All Time or God over All Things?