Read e-book online Albert Schweitzer : a biography PDF

By Nils Ole Oermann

ISBN-10: 0198784228

ISBN-13: 9780198784227

This biography offers a flexible perception into the existence, paintings, and considered 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 professional, and clinical missionary. Schweitzer's lifestyles was once no longer a immediately direction from the parsonage in Alsace to the collage of Strasbourg, then directly to the clinic 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 used to be a theologian, organist, thinker, medical professional, and clinical missionary. Schweitzer's lifestyles was once no longer a immediately direction from the parsonage in Alsace to the college 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 lifestyles used to be no exception. those ups and downs, even if, are slightly discernible in Schweitzer's 1931 autobiography, Out of my existence and suggestion, the place he offers his existence as a tremendous, purposefully built edifice, the cornerstone of which was once the main of Reverence for all times, and the just about inevitable end result of which was once the Nobel Peace Prize. thus far, biographers, reporters, and hagiographers have advised and retold the tale of Schweitzer following this simple development with particularly little severe amendment. Their Schweitzer used to be a guy whose manner and air of mystery 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little thing Schweitzer documents in his autobiography corresponds with what's present in the documents and in his unpublished writings.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 ancient assets and more moderen guides that Oermann makes an attempt to caricature a extra practical photo of Albert Schweitzer. Oermann attracts on newly exposed own papers which make clear Schweitzer's dealings with the East German specialists and his function within the anti-nuclear move. He additionally builds on a couple of interviews from these linked to Schweitzer, such a lot significantly his daughter

Show description

Read Online or Download Albert Schweitzer : a biography PDF

Similar professionals & academics books

Get John Scottus Eriugena (Great Medieval Thinkers) PDF

This quantity presents a short and obtainable creation to the 9th-century thinker and theologian John Scottus Eriugena--perhaps crucial philosophical philosopher to seem in Latin Christendom within the interval among Augustine and Anselm. Eriugena used to be often called the interpreter of Greek proposal to the Latin West, and this booklet emphasizes the relation of Eriugena's idea to his Greek and Latin assets.

Download PDF by Dale Goldhawk: Getting what you deserve: the adventures of Goldhawk fights

For 12 years Dale Goldhawk journeyed during the streets of Canada and into the hearts of hundreds of thousands of Canadians. Written in Goldhawk's punchy, to-the-point type, this publication hyperlinks his lifestyles as a journalist and recommend with those that have been his consumers. For the 1st time, he finds the history battles and adventures he and his crew had, in addition to the tales of his consumers and the place they're this present day.

Get Rudolf Steiner (Continuum Library Of Educational Thought) PDF

Rudolf Steiner is definitely a big philosopher in schooling. Heiner Ullrich's quantity bargains the main coherent account of Steiner's academic inspiration. This paintings is split into: highbrow biography; serious exposition of Steiner's paintings; The reception and effect of Steiner's paintings; and, The relevance of the paintings at the present time.

Justus Ludewig von Uslar, and the First Book on Allelopathy - download pdf or read online

Allelopathy is an engaging and confusing subject that issues the chemical interactions of crops. It has profound implications in agriculture and forestry the place species are grown artificially in mix, with out evolutionary heritage of co-existence. the subject of allelopathy is largely credited as starting in 1937, while the time period ‘allelopathy’ used to be coined by means of Molisch.

Extra resources for Albert Schweitzer : a biography

Example text

The theological liberalism in his parents’ Lutheran parsonage was indebted to rationalism and shaped Schweitzer both theologically and culturally. Even as a young boy he asked questions about the biblical stories that were taught in Sunday school. How, asked the 8-year-old boy, was it possible that Jesus’ parents were considered poor when the magi had given them such generous gifts? And why did not the shepherds who had witnessed the saviour’s birth become his first disciples? Questions such as these might have been discouraged by many pastors, but not by Louis Schweitzer.

During his time in Mulhouse, Schweitzer felt he had learned ‘a sense of duty’. What separated Schweitzer from his teacher were their birthplaces and the diverging mentalities of the Alsatian and the Hanseatic German. ’32 Another experience from Schweitzer’s youth left its mark on him. His father’s tales of far-off countries had awakened an enthusiasm in him for missionary service, but it was on family visits to nearby Colmar that this enthusiasm was focused on Africa. On the Champ de Mars, Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, a local sculptor and the designer of the Statue of Liberty, had created a monumental statue in honour of Admiral Bruat in which the four continents were depicted as figures in stone.

But did he consider himself to be German or French? What was the political atmosphere in his father’s parsonage? 3 Though his family was considered Francophile, he was not raised in a patriotic ‘spirit of nationalism’. After the Franco-Prussian War, the majority of the Schweitzer family was ‘politically oriented towards Paris’,4 and the family was unanimous in speaking out against the German annexation of Alsace in 1871. Louis Schweitzer’s two brothers, Auguste and Charles (the latter Jean-Paul Sartre’s grandfather), even moved to Paris.

Download PDF sample

Albert Schweitzer : a biography by Nils Ole Oermann


by Richard
4.2

Rated 4.00 of 5 – based on 42 votes