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Out of My Life and Thought By Albert Schweitzer

Out of My Life and Thought by Albert Schweitzer

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President Jimmy Carter, this edition features a new foreword by Lachlan Forrow, president of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.

Out of My Life and Thought Summary

Out of My Life and Thought: An Autobiography by Albert Schweitzer

Published to commemorate Albert Schweitzer's only visit to the United States 60 years ago, this anniversary edition of his autobiography gives 21st-century readers a unique and authoritative account of the man John F. Kennedy called "one of the transcendent moral influences of our century." Schweitzer is celebrated around the world as a European pioneer of medical service in Africa, a groundbreaking philosopher and musical scholar, and a catalyst of environmental and peace activism. Yet people most revere Schweitzer for his dedication to serving others and his profound and influential ethic of reverence for life. For Schweitzer, reverence for life was not a theory or a philosophy but a discovery-a recognition that the capacity to experience and act on a reverence for all life is a fundamental part of human nature, a characteristic that sets human beings apart from the rest of the natural world. This anniversary edition coincides with several high profile celebrations of his 1949 visit, as well as the release of a new feature film starring Jeroen Krabbe and Barbara Hershey. In addition to a foreword by Nobel Laureate and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, this edition features a new foreword by Lachlan Forrow, president of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.

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Out of My Life and Thought shatters the old myth and allows us to glimpse the real Albert Schweitzer, a man whose moral example is as relevant and compelling... as it was in the 1930s on first publication. Eloquent and heartfelt. Los Angeles Times

About Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1952. Although he was highly gifted in science, theology, and music and as an author, Schweitzer dedicated the last six decades of his life to medicine and to a hospital he founded with his wife, Helene Breslau, in French Equatorial Africa, the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambarene, Gabon. A true humanitarian, he used his Nobel Prize stipend to expand the hospital and to build new facilities for leprosy patients. The Johns Hopkins University Press published several of Schweitzer's books, including The Quest of the Historical Jesus, The Primeval Forest, and The Mysticism of Paul the Apostle.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the 60th Anniversary Edition, by Lachlan Forrow, M.D.
Foreword to the 1998 Edition, by President Jimmy Carter
Preface, by Rhena Schweitzer Miller and Antje Bultmann Lemke
1. Childhood, School, and University
2. Paris and Berlin, 1898-1899
3. The First Years in Strasbourg
4. Study of the Last Supper and the Life of Jesus, 1900-1902
5. Teaching Activities at the University of Strasbourg: The Quest of the Historical Jesus
6. The Historical Jesus and the Christianity of Today
7. My Work on Bach
8. On Organs and Organ Building
9. I Resolve to Become a Jungle Doctor
10. My Medical Studies, 1905-1912
11. Preparing for Africa
12. Literary Activities During My Medical Course
13. First Activities in Africa, 1913-1917
14. Garaison and St. Remy
15. Back in Alsace
16. Physician and Preacher in Strasbourg
17. The Book of African Reminiscences
18. Gunsbach and Journeys Abroad
19. The Second Period in Africa, 1924-1927
20. Two Years in Europe: The Mysticism of Paul the Apostle
Epilogue
Chronology
Bibliography
Index

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GOR004282288
9780801894121
0801894123
Out of My Life and Thought: An Autobiography by Albert Schweitzer
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Johns Hopkins University Press
2009-07-01
304
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