Apparently, Sophie Scholl, the young resister to Nazism, was influenced by Cardinal Newman. (HT: First Things)I show the movie, and talk about the White Rose Movement, in my class "Faith, Morality, and Law." If you haven't seen Sophie Scholl: THe Final Days, Holy Week is a good week to watch it. There's very clear religious symbolism.I've gotten more interested in teaching film, but have no formal training on how to do it. This May, my colleague Jim Collins from the Department of Film, Television, and Theater is running a one-week long seminar for interested but untrained members of the Notre Dame faculty who want to use film in their classes. I think it will be great!
Cathleen Kaveny is the Darald and Juliet Libby Professor in the Theology Department and Law School at Boston College.