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Albert Schweitzer: A Biography

Nils Ole Oermann


Nils Ole Oermann vividly describes the many-sided life of Albert Schweitzer (1975–1965), who achieved world renown through his selfless work as a doctor in the African jungle and as a pioneer of an ethical principle, Reverence for Life, that crosses all cultures and religions. This biography provides a fresh look at one the greatest icons of the twentieth century, from theologian and philosopher to musician and physician, husband, writer, and political activist. Though a mediocre student, he wrote a major theological work, The Quest of the Historical Jesus, and a path-breaking study of Johanne ... More

Keywords: Reverence for Life, Nobel Peace Prize, philosophy of civilization, historical Jesus, Lambarene, Helene Bresslau, universal genius, theological mysticism, charges of racism, cold war

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198784227
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784227.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nils Ole Oermann, author
Leuphana University, Lüneburg