A Treasury of Albert Schweitzer - eBook
A Treasury of Albert Schweitzer - eBook  -     By: Albert Schweitzer
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Philosophical Library/Open Road / 2014 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Philosophical Library/Open Road
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781497675759
ISBN-13: 9781497675759

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Collected here in a single volume are the most important philosophical writings of Albert Schweitzer, one of the greatest thinkers and humanitarians of our time. Carefully chosen from among his many written works, the selections in this anthology illuminate and amplify Dr. Schweitzer’s cardinal principle of belief—a reverence for life. Among the important and revealing works included are "Pilgrimage to Humanity," which outlines his philosophy of culture, the early influences in his life, and his ideal of world peace; "The Light Within Us," one of the twentieth century’s most significant and beautiful statements of one man’s faith in his fellow man; and "Reverence for Life," which states, with great clarity and conviction, the essence of Schweitzer’s wisdom.

Because of his legendary fame as a medical missionary, other equally important and outstanding aspects of Schweitzer’s life are not as well known. Readers of this book will realize that Albert Schweitzer was a truly creative thinker, whose concern with the problems of the human spirit and whose methods of expressing this concern have raised him to the stature of one of the world’s foremost philosophers.

Author Bio

Albert Schweitzer, OM (14 January 1875 – 4 September 1965) was a German—and later French—theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary in Africa, also known for his interpretive life of Jesus. He was born in the province of Alsace-Lorraine, at that time part of the German Empire. He considered himself French and wrote in French. Schweitzer, a Lutheran, challenged both the secular view of Jesus as depicted by historical-critical methodology current at his time in certain academic circles, as well as the traditional Christian view.
 
He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of "Reverence for Life", expressed in many ways, but most famously in founding and sustaining the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, now in Gabon, west central Africa (then French Equatorial Africa). As a music scholar and organist, he studied the music of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach and influenced the Organ reform movement (Orgelbewegung).

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