Portraits of Courage: The Cost of Conscience
(38) Portraits of Courage: The Cost of Conscience - Thomas Wood, Department of Music
The price of living by one’s conscience can be very high. What is conscience? Who says? Why bother? Is there a cost too high? This seminar will consider the examples of Thomas More, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, and Dmitri Shostakovich, the challenges they faced, and the sacrifices they embraced to lead lives faithful to conscience.