Albert Schweitzer: Essential Writings

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Orbis Books, 2005 - Religion - 176 pages
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Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)--theologian, doctor, Nobel Peace Prize winner--was a remarkable figure of the twentieth century. An ordained pastor and an author, he was also a renowned musician. He gave up this success to be a missionary doctor and found a hospital in Africa. He is famous for his compassionate service and his "Reverence for Life" philosophy.

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Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952. While still a young man he demonstrated extraordinary abilities in a wide range of pursuits, including science, theology, and music. In 1908 he published his magisterial study of the life and works of Johann Sebastian Bach. He studied medicine from 1905 to 1913 at the University of Strasbourg, then founded a hospital in French Equatorial Africa, where he spent most of the remainder of his life. Schweitzer used his Nobel Prize stipend to expand the hospital and to build a leper colony. His bookThe Quest of the Historical Jesus is also available from Johns Hopkins.

JAMES BRABAZON is an award-winning frontline journalist and documentary filmmaker. Based in London, he has travelled in more than sixty countries investigating, filming and directing in the world's most hostile environments. He has written for The Observer and The Sunday Times, appears as a commentator on CNN and the BBC, and lectures on the ethics and practicalities of reporting conflict.

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