New PDF release: Albert Schweitzer : a biography

By Nils Ole Oermann

ISBN-10: 0198784228

ISBN-13: 9780198784227

This biography presents a flexible perception into the lifestyles, paintings, and considered Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965). Nils Ole Oermann bargains a close account of the multifaceted lifetime of Albert Schweitzer who was once a theologian, organist, thinker, general practitioner, and scientific missionary. Schweitzer's existence was once no longer a directly direction from the parsonage in Alsace to the collage of Strasbourg, then directly to the health facility in Read more...

summary: 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 was once a theologian, organist, thinker, medical professional, and clinical missionary. Schweitzer's lifestyles used to be no longer a immediately direction from the parsonage in Alsace to the collage of Strasbourg, then directly to the medical institution 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 existence was once no exception. those ups and downs, even though, are slightly discernible in Schweitzer's 1931 autobiography, Out of my lifestyles and inspiration, the place he provides his existence as an immense, purposefully built edifice, the cornerstone of which was once the primary of Reverence for all times, and the just about inevitable end result of which used to be the Nobel Peace Prize. so far, biographers, reporters, and hagiographers have advised and retold the tale of Schweitzer following this simple trend with fairly little serious amendment. Their Schweitzer used to be a guy whose manner and air of secrecy set him except different highbrow giants of his time. yet now not every thing Schweitzer files in his autobiography corresponds with what's present in the records and in his unpublished writings. it truly is at the foundation of those old assets and newer guides that Oermann makes an attempt to caricature a extra lifelike photo of Albert Schweitzer. Oermann attracts on newly exposed own papers which make clear Schweitzer's dealings with the East German gurus and his function within the anti-nuclear flow. He additionally builds on a couple of interviews from these linked to Schweitzer, such a lot particularly his daughter

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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.

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.

If, as Thomas Alva Edison noted, ‘genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration’,72 then Schweitzer was indeed a perfect model of an exacting genius who worked hard for his success. 73 Schweitzer approached his day’s work—which often lasted well into the night—with visionary precision in his choice of topics paired with a realistic notion of what was manageable. OUP CORRECTED PROOF – FINAL, 30/8/2016, SPi A Sense of Devotion 29 This combination led to the second of his significant decisions.

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