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Out of My Life and Thought (Albert Schweitzer Library)

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Publisher Comments:

"Shatters the old myth and allows us to glimpse the real Albert Schweitzer, a man whose moral example is as relevant and compelling in the 1990s as it was in the 1930s on first publication. Eloquent and heartfelt." — Los Angeles Times

Book News Annotation:

One of two autobiographical works beginning a series that will combine material never published before with reprints of important volumes by Nobel Peace Laureate, Renaissance man, and humanitarian Schweitzer (1875-1965). First published in 1931 as Aus meinem Leben und thought: an autobiography and augmented with his own revisions and additions over the next 30 years. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews@booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Out of My Life and Thought shatters the old myth and allows us to glimpse the real Albert Schweitzer, a man whose moral example is as relevant and compelling in the 1990s as it was in the 1930s on first publication. Eloquent and heartfelt. — Los Angeles Times

Of the many highly esteemed books Albert Schweitzer penned in his life, he valued his autobiography the most. He had become a legend and he wanted to remind readers that he was just a man, and a man who had learned from many others. He had been fortunate to be in the right places at the right times, to meet people of thought and sympathy. He wanted to report his debts to them. He wanted to clarify his reasons and methods for his undertakings and to respond to some of his critics. And, he wished to honor something greater than he was — reverence for life. Reverence for Life became his life's motto, and it brought him pain as well as joy as he sought to respect how precious and unique each life is. Schweitzer believed there was a way to live in the world, accept it, take joy from it — and who could know this better than a man who had placed himself so much in it, given so much for it, and had been ready to receive experience as a gift to be thankful for.

In addition to a preface by Rhena Schweitzer Miller and Antje Bultmann Lemke, this translation incorporates revisions and additions Schweitzer made for the French translation of 1960 and those he made for thirty years in his own copy of the original German edition.

This fascinating volume is the autobiography of the world-famous missionary doctor, organist, philosopher, theologian, and Nobel Peace Prize-winner, newly translated, researched, and corrected on the basis of recently discovered material. — Booklist

An authentic twentieth-century classic. Few books in our time have had a greater impact on the life and values of untold numbers of people. — Norman Cousins

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-260) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801860973
Foreword:
Carter, Jimmy
Preface:
Miller, Rhena Schweitzer
Translator:
Lemke, Antje Bultmann
Preface:
Miller, Rhena Schweitzer
Foreword:
Carter, Jimmy
Author:
Schweitzer, Albert
Author:
Miller, Rhena Schweitzer
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Location:
Baltimore, MD
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Musicians
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
Theologians
Subject:
Schweitzer, Albert
Subject:
Missionaries, Medical
Subject:
Strasbourg
Subject:
Medical - General
Subject:
Theologians -- Europe -- Biography.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Johns Hopkins paperbacks ed.
Series:
Albert Schweitzer Library
Publication Date:
October 1998
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
8.44x5.50x.59 in. .76 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Out of My Life and Thought shatters the old myth and allows us to glimpse the real Albert Schweitzer, a man whose moral example is as relevant and compelling in the 1990s as it was in the 1930s on first publication. Eloquent and heartfelt. — Los Angeles Times

Of the many highly esteemed books Albert Schweitzer penned in his life, he valued his autobiography the most. He had become a legend and he wanted to remind readers that he was just a man, and a man who had learned from many others. He had been fortunate to be in the right places at the right times, to meet people of thought and sympathy. He wanted to report his debts to them. He wanted to clarify his reasons and methods for his undertakings and to respond to some of his critics. And, he wished to honor something greater than he was — reverence for life. Reverence for Life became his life's motto, and it brought him pain as well as joy as he sought to respect how precious and unique each life is. Schweitzer believed there was a way to live in the world, accept it, take joy from it — and who could know this better than a man who had placed himself so much in it, given so much for it, and had been ready to receive experience as a gift to be thankful for.

In addition to a preface by Rhena Schweitzer Miller and Antje Bultmann Lemke, this translation incorporates revisions and additions Schweitzer made for the French translation of 1960 and those he made for thirty years in his own copy of the original German edition.

This fascinating volume is the autobiography of the world-famous missionary doctor, organist, philosopher, theologian, and Nobel Peace Prize-winner, newly translated, researched, and corrected on the basis of recently discovered material. — Booklist

An authentic twentieth-century classic. Few books in our time have had a greater impact on the life and values of untold numbers of people. — Norman Cousins

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