Albert Schweitzer: The Enigma

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HarperCollins, 1992 - Medical - 208 pages
Achievements in many fields. In his early years he wrote a monumental life of J.S. Bach and became a widely admired organist. His studies of the New Testament led to his controversial bestseller, The Quest of the Historical Jesus. During World War I, he suffered a nervous breakdown. Upon his recovery, he resumed his pioneering work at his missionary hospital in Lambarene in Africa. His concern for the medical and social problems of Africa led to his widely read book On.

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Bentley (Martin Niemoller, 1984), a former Anglican priest, makes use here of hitherto unpublished material in the Albert Schweitzer Archive in Alsace to paint a disquieting portrait of a very ... Read full review

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Biographies written about Schweitzer in the late 1950s and early 1960s usually viewed him as either an infallible hero or an antihero, but by now Bentley, while admiring him, can write a more ... Read full review


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Bentley is a distinguished travel writer specializing in Italy and France.

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