In the 1940s and 1950s, Albert Schweitzer was one of the best-known figures on the world stage. Courted by monarchs, world statesmen, and distinguished figures from the literary, musical, and scientific fields, Schweitzer was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952, cementing his place as one of the great intellectual leaders of his time. Schweitzer is less well known now but nonetheless a man of perennial fascination, and this volume seeks to bring his achievements across a variety of areas—philosophy, theology, and medicine—into sharper focus. To that end, international scholars from diverse disciplines offer a wide-ranging examination of Schweitzer’s life and thought over the course of forty years. Albert Schweitzer in Thought and Action gives readers a fuller, richer, and more nuanced picture of this controversial but monumental figure of twentieth-century life—and, in some measure, of that complex century itself.
Syracuse University Press; December 2016
- ISBN: 9780815653684
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- Title: Albert Schweitzer in Thought and Action
Series: Albert Schweitzer Library
- Author: James Carleton-Paget (ed.); Michael J. Thate (ed.); Steven J. Kraftchick (contrib.); R. Barry Matlock (contrib.); Robert Morgan (contrib.); Christophe Chalamet (contrib.); Harald Schützeichel (contrib.); Predrag Cicovacki (contrib.); Claus Günzler (contrib.); Ulrich H. J. Körtner (contrib.); Xutong Qu (contrib.); Thomas Suermann (contrib.); Anthony J. Steinhoff (contrib.); Werner Zager (contrib.); Nils Ole Oermann (contrib.); Ward Blanton (contrib.)
Imprint: Syracuse University Press
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Readers will discover a new appreciation for Schweitzer in each of the domains he helped pioneer, and his timeless and, indeed, prescient thought will resonate across multiple ethical, theological, and political domains. This volume has the potential to be-come a landmark in the study of Schweitzer.
About The Author
James Carleton Paget is senior lecturer of New Testament studies at the University of Cam-bridge. He is the author of Jews, Christians, and Jewish Christians in Antiquity.
Michael J. Thate is a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University. He is the author of Remembrance of Things Past? Albert Schweitzer, the Anxiety of Influence, and the Untidy Jesus of Markan Memory.