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Albert Schweitzer

Nils Ole Oermann.

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Biblical Studies; Philosophy of Religion. 288 pages.

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...

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Conclusion

Nils Ole Oermann.

in Albert Schweitzer

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Studies; Philosophy of Religion. 1899 words.

If Schweitzer’s life and work have an essential core, then perhaps it is authenticity, not only in his words, but also in his deeds. The fascination Schweitzer holds is not only due to his...

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Exorcising the Ghost of the Nuclear War

Nils Ole Oermann.

in Albert Schweitzer

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Studies; Philosophy of Religion. 18649 words.

This chapter is about Schweitzer as a political figure during the cold war years. In spite of critical voices, Schweitzer’s stature reached mythological proportions following the Second...

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How Beautiful! The Last Years (1957–1965)

Nils Ole Oermann.

in Albert Schweitzer

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Studies; Philosophy of Religion. 2592 words.

This chapter covers the last years of Schweitzer’s life, which were marked by a number of incidents and events. Helene died in 1957. In 1960 Gabon became a republic in the wake of...

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Introduction

Nils Ole Oermann.

in Albert Schweitzer

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Studies; Philosophy of Religion. 1261 words.

In the Introduction to this volume, the author describes how, with access to Schweitzer’s private writings and new documents from the Albert Schweitzer Central Archive Gunsbach, he will be...

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The Iron Door Yields

Nils Ole Oermann.

in Albert Schweitzer

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Studies; Philosophy of Religion. 9613 words.

This chapter tells the story of Schweitzer’s release from the prison camp in France, his time in Alsace, and the birth of his daughter, before his return to Lambarene. Schweitzer enjoyed...

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It Is Good to Preserve Life

Nils Ole Oermann.

in Albert Schweitzer

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Studies; Philosophy of Religion. 8920 words.

This chapter describes how Schweitzer developed a philosophy of civilization that was both life and world affirming out of the pessimism following the experiences of the war. His desire to...

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Saving the Whole

Nils Ole Oermann.

in Albert Schweitzer

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Studies; Philosophy of Religion. 18356 words.

This chapter tells the story of Schweitzer’s path from an academic philosopher and theologian to a scholar and interpreter of Bach and ultimately a physician engaged in missionary work in...

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A Sense of Devotion

Nils Ole Oermann.

in Albert Schweitzer

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Studies; Philosophy of Religion. 16379 words.

This chapter describes the formative years of Schweitzer’s childhood and school years and his time as a student. He was born and raised in French Alsace in a family of pastors and...

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The Spiritual Adventurer

Nils Ole Oermann.

in Albert Schweitzer

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Studies; Philosophy of Religion. 6213 words.

This chapter tells the story of the first years of Schweitzer’s work for the Paris Evangelical Missionary Society in Lambarene in what was then French Equatorial Africa. In 1913, Schweitzer...

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