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 Rediscovering Lambaréné

Ara Paul Barsam

in Reverence for Life: Albert Schweitzer's Great Contribution to Ethical Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329551
eISBN:
9780199870110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329551.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Contrary to the common view that reverence died in Lambaréné, modern theology, notably in its liberal Protestant and process forms, continues to be indebted to Schweitzer. In the telling confession ... More


Albert Schweitzer: A Biography

Nils Ole Oermann

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198784227
eISBN:
9780191827020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784227.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Philosophy of Religion

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 ... More


Conclusion: Myth and Reality

Nils Ole Oermann

in Albert Schweitzer: A Biography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198784227
eISBN:
9780191827020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784227.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Philosophy of Religion

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 apparent ... More


The Spiritual Adventurer: From Strasbourg to the Jungle and Back Again (1912–1917)

Nils Ole Oermann

in Albert Schweitzer: A Biography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198784227
eISBN:
9780191827020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784227.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Philosophy of Religion

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 and his ... More


With Central African Greetings: The Time of the Third Reich (1933–1945)

Nils Ole Oermann

in Albert Schweitzer: A Biography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198784227
eISBN:
9780191827020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784227.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter contains details of the time from Hitler’s seizing of power in 1933 until the end of the Second World War. Schweitzer was in Europe on a lecture tour and saw Hitler’s putsch at first ... More


How Beautiful! The Last Years (1957–1965)

Nils Ole Oermann

in Albert Schweitzer: A Biography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198784227
eISBN:
9780191827020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784227.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Philosophy of Religion

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 decolonization, and ... More


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