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By Nils Ole Oermann

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ISBN-13: 9780198784227

This biography offers a flexible perception into the existence, paintings, and regarded Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965). Nils Ole Oermann deals a close account of the multifaceted lifetime of Albert Schweitzer who used to be a theologian, organist, thinker, health practitioner, and scientific missionary. Schweitzer's existence used to be now not a immediately course from the parsonage in Alsace to the collage of Strasbourg, then directly to the health center in Read more...

summary: This biography presents a flexible perception into the lifestyles, paintings, and regarded Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965). Nils Ole Oermann deals an in depth account of the multifaceted lifetime of Albert Schweitzer who was once a theologian, organist, thinker, health care provider, and clinical missionary. Schweitzer's lifestyles was once no longer a directly direction from the parsonage in Alsace to the collage of Strasbourg, then directly to the clinic in Lambarene, and finishing with the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. In each lifestyles there are highs and lows, victories and defeats, and Schweitzer's existence was once no exception. those ups and downs, although, are slightly discernible in Schweitzer's 1931 autobiography, Out of my existence and proposal, the place he provides his lifestyles as a tremendous, purposefully built edifice, the cornerstone of which was once the main of Reverence for all times, and the just about inevitable consequence of which was once the Nobel Peace Prize. so far, biographers, reporters, and hagiographers have advised and retold the tale of Schweitzer following this easy trend with rather little serious amendment. Their Schweitzer used to be a guy whose manner and aura 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little thing Schweitzer documents in his autobiography corresponds with what's present in the information and in his unpublished writings. it's at the foundation of those ancient resources and newer guides that Oermann makes an attempt to caricature a extra reasonable photo of Albert Schweitzer. Oermann attracts on newly exposed own papers which make clear Schweitzer's dealings with the East German gurus and his position within the anti-nuclear circulation. He additionally builds on a few interviews from these linked to Schweitzer, such a lot particularly his daughter

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At the beginning of the summer of 1915, I awoke from a sort of stupor. Why only a criticism of civilisation? Why content myself with analysing ourselves as Epigoni? ’68 OUP CORRECTED PROOF – FINAL, 30/8/2016, SPi 28 Albert Schweitzer Schweitzer had a clear notion of what was to become the core of his concept of civilization: We may take the essential element in civilisation to be the ethical perfection of the individual as well as of society. But at the same time, every spiritual or intellectual and every material step forward has a significance for civilisation.

C. B. Mohr in Tübingen under the title The Religious Philosophy of Kant from the Critique of Pure Reason to Religion within the Bounds of Mere Reason. Schweitzer’s ambition in this work was to trace the development of Kant’s philosophy of religion exclusively in the light of his own writings. He aimed above all at disproving the supposed unity of Kant’s concept of religion. Once again, Schweitzer’s first impression proved trustworthy: Kant’s concept of religion is indeed not of one piece, but had been changed repeatedly over the course of the philosopher’s life.

34 Far away from Gunsbach, they must have been dark years too for this shy boy fond of nature. 35 OUP CORRECTED PROOF – FINAL, 30/8/2016, SPi A Sense of Devotion 15 One further important aspect of Schweitzer’s mentality had its roots in his early years. Whether it was as a privileged child of the gentry and the son of the pastor in Gunsbach, as a schoolboy living with his relatives, or as a young and independent student of theology, Schweitzer felt a significant part of his motivation to work in Africa was due to his constant feeling of being both personally and materially indebted to others for his relatively carefree youth.

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