Albert Schweitzer Biography

Albert Schweitzer Biography

1/14/1875 - 9/4/1965 | 40 Quotes
Also Knows As:  Dr. Albert Schweitzer
Professions:  Academic Author Award Winner Musical Artist Practicer of diet Physician Theologian
Biography:  

Albert Schweitzer, OM was a German and then French theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary. He was born in Kaysersberg in the province of Alsace-Lorraine, at that time part of the German Empire. Schweitzer, a Lutheran, challenged both the secular view of Jesus as depicted by historical-critical methodology current at his time in certain academic circles, as well as the traditional Christian view. He depicted Jesus as one who literally believed the end of the world was coming in his own lifetime and believed himself to be a world savior. He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of "Reverence for Life", expressed in many ways, but most famously in founding and sustaining the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambar�n�, now in Gabon, west central Africa. As a music scholar and organist, he studied the music of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach and influenced the Organ reform movement.

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