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By Nils Ole Oermann

ISBN-10: 0198784228

ISBN-13: 9780198784227

This biography offers a flexible perception into the existence, paintings, and regarded Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965). Nils Ole Oermann bargains an in depth account of the multifaceted lifetime of Albert Schweitzer who was once a theologian, organist, thinker, health professional, and clinical missionary. Schweitzer's existence used to be now not a directly course from the parsonage in Alsace to the college of Strasbourg, then directly to the medical institution in Read more...

summary: This biography offers a flexible perception into the lifestyles, paintings, and considered Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965). Nils Ole Oermann bargains a close account of the multifaceted lifetime of Albert Schweitzer who was once a theologian, organist, thinker, general practitioner, and scientific missionary. Schweitzer's existence was once no longer a instantly course from the parsonage in Alsace to the collage of Strasbourg, then directly to the health center in Lambarene, and finishing with the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. In each existence there are highs and lows, victories and defeats, and Schweitzer's existence used to be no exception. those ups and downs, although, are slightly discernible in Schweitzer's 1931 autobiography, Out of my lifestyles and suggestion, the place he provides his existence as a huge, purposefully developed edifice, the cornerstone of which was once the main of Reverence for all times, and the just about inevitable end result of which used to be the Nobel Peace Prize. so far, biographers, reporters, and hagiographers have instructed and retold the tale of Schweitzer following this uncomplicated trend with quite little serious amendment. Their Schweitzer was once a guy whose manner and air of secrecy set him except different highbrow giants of his time. yet no longer every little thing Schweitzer documents in his autobiography corresponds with what's present in the documents and in his unpublished writings. it's at the foundation of those historic resources and more moderen courses that Oermann makes an attempt to cartoon a extra lifelike photograph of Albert Schweitzer. Oermann attracts on newly exposed own papers which make clear Schweitzer's dealings with the East German professionals and his position within the anti-nuclear circulate. He additionally builds on a few interviews from these linked to Schweitzer, such a lot particularly his daughter

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This biography offers a flexible perception into the lifestyles, paintings, and regarded Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965). Nils Ole Oermann bargains an in depth account of the multifaceted lifetime of Albert Schweitzer who was once a theologian, organist, thinker, health care provider, and scientific missionary. Schweitzer's existence used to be no longer a instantly direction from the parsonage in Alsace to the college of Strasbourg, then directly to the clinic in Lambarene, and finishing with the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo.

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Schweitzer’s account of his time in the military was not exaggerated, even though a recruit with a New Testament in Greek stowed away in his backpack would surely have been a rarity. 44 Following his military service, Schweitzer chose an unorthodox way to organize his studies. 45 He devoted himself more to personal interests than the university curriculum. Owing to the relatively unstructured curriculum of the theology degree, this approach worked well. Many other students chose a more systematic approach, working their way first through the exegetic subjects and arriving at philosophy and history only very late in their degree programme, but Schweitzer let himself be guided by his ‘intuition’ and chose his main areas of interest early on.

Schweitzer argued that in the end Kant’s concept of religion led to an inconsistency within his own philosophy. 53 Schweitzer was praised for his analysis of Kant’s writing by Ernst Troeltsch. On the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of Kant’s death, Troeltsch had composed a monumental study of Kant’s philosophy of religion and noted in reference to Schweitzer’s book—as Schweitzer himself would later recall with satisfaction—that, for him, Schweitzer’s work was the last word on the OUP CORRECTED PROOF – FINAL, 30/8/2016, SPi 22 Albert Schweitzer Kantian philosophy of religion.

Like Schweitzer in years to come, his uncle had been a curate at the church of St Nicholas in Strasbourg. At this time, Alsace, together with the neighbouring region of Lorraine, was part of the German Reich and a pawn in the growing conflict with France. After the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–1, this region fell to the Reich and would remain part of Germany until after the First World War. In July 1875, shortly OUP CORRECTED PROOF – FINAL, 30/8/2016, SPi 6 Albert Schweitzer after the birth of his son, Louis Schweitzer accepted the post of pastor to the Lutheran diaspora in Gunsbach in the Munster Valley, where he would remain until his death in 1925.

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