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Author Seaver, George, 1890-1976.

Title Albert Schweitzer : the man and his mind / by George Seaver.

Imprint New York : Harper & Brothers, c1947.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Biography  B Schweitzer,A    ---  Available
Description xiii, 346 p. : ill., ports. : 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents [from dust jacket] (Pt. 1. His life.) Memories of childhood and youth : music lessons at eight; early musings on the meaning of life -- Work at Strasburg University : Gospel questionings; studies and first travels; theology, philosophy and music -- Organs and organ-building : struggling for the "true organ"; regulations and organization -- Decision for service : from music to medicine; Schweitzer "chooses" Africa -- Lambarene: first period : the practice of medicine and the practice of music in the primeval forest - and some writing and thinking -- Visits to Sweden and elsewhere : doctoring and the war cease; organ recitals and lecture tours -- Lambarene: second period : building a new hospital and fighting disease -- Visits to London and Prague : sermons, the Goethe address, and miscellaneous writing -- Lambarene: third period : a time of ceaseless labor -- The guest-house at Gunsbach : the birth of a Schweitzer "shrine" -- Later visits to Great Britain : new accolades and adventures -- Lambarene: fourth period : war again; the last years in the jungle -- (Pt. 2. His thought.) The quest of the historical Jesus : "The most creative reconstruction of the life of Jesus ever made" -- Reception of "The Quest" in England : a new point of reference for German, English and American Biblical criticism -- The mysticism of Paul the Apostle : a vindication of his consistency -- Music, and the music of J.S. Bach : a leading interpreter evaluates the father of composers -- Indian thought and its development : a study that began in 1900 -- The ethic of reverence for life : the orthodoxy of his "heresies" -- Conclusion. -- (Appendices : three important papers.) Civilization and colonization -- Goethe -- Religion in modern civilization -- Index.
Subject Schweitzer, Albert, 1875-1965.
Missionaries, Medical -- Gabon -- Biography.
Theologians -- Europe -- Biography.
Musicians -- Europe -- Biography.
ISBN 0713609486

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