bgordonsj

All posts by Brent Gordon, SJ

Brent is a Jesuit Brother from Central Florida and currently living in St. Louis, MO. Before joining the Society in 2018 he was variously a middle school teacher, a diocesan seminarian, and a graduate student specializing in Sanskrit epic poetry. He enjoys spending several hours in conversation over a cup of coffee, books, history, jellybeans, and people in general.

Joined in 2020   /   7 posts   /   bgordonsj@thejesuitpost.org   /   @bro_bgsj

“The Point” of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

“The Point” of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

“The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson was published 135 years ago and its big reveal is well-known. Why read something when we already know the ending – the overall message? This entry in “Fantasy, Fiction, and Faith” addresses this as well as what Jekyll and Hyde can teach us about recognizing friendship, responsibility, and the nature of God’s love.

Bros in Beowulf: A New Translation of a Medieval Epic

Bros in Beowulf: A New Translation of a Medieval Epic

“Beowulf,” the Old English epic, received a fresh take in a new translation by Maria Dahvana Headley. It’s astounding from the very first word. Reading this updated classic raises many questions. Are we victims of fate or benefactors of Divine Providence? What makes a good person? And how do we translate ancient texts, like Beowulf or even Scripture, into modern language?