News Archive 2009-2018

McKeen Messages in ‘Sober Consent of the Heart’ Archives

Thirty of the Chapel sermons delivered by Joseph McKeen have been compiled into the book, Sober Consent of the Heart: The Bowdoin College Chapel Messages of its First President.

“My first reading of the handwritten sermons that McKeen had preached to the first eight Bowdoin students disclosed a man with remarkably clear thoughts about first principle, and the importance of recognizing that the inner voice of subjective preference and feeling does not own the last word on matters governing the human heart,” says Robert B. Gregory, who edited the book with assistance from his daughter-in-law Jamilah Gregory ’11. The book is available online at The Bowdoin Store.