The Resource Albert Schweitzer : the enigma, James Bentley

Albert Schweitzer : the enigma, James Bentley

Label
Albert Schweitzer : the enigma
Title
Albert Schweitzer
Title remainder
the enigma
Statement of responsibility
James Bentley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A biography of one of the legendary figures of the twentieth century. With unique access to the Schweitzer archives in Gunsbach, Germany, James Bentley probes the contradictions in this fascinating and enigmatic figure: a man who cherished his family but spent months away from them, who despised racism but supervised a missionary hospital in which only whites held positions of power, who rejected Western civilization but returned to it. Albert Schweitzer was a man of
  • achievements in many fields. In his early years he wrote a monumental life of J.S. Bach and became a widely admired organist. His studies of the New Testament led to his controversial bestseller, The Quest of the Historical Jesus. During World War I, he suffered a nervous breakdown. Upon his recovery, he resumed his pioneering work at his missionary hospital in Lambarene in Africa. His concern for the medical and social problems of Africa led to his widely read book On
  • the Edge of the Primeval Forest. In 1953 Schweitzer was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and became a key figure in the antinuclear campaign. When he died in 1965, he had been widely attacked as a pseudoliberal, a colonialist, and a mystic--a controversial figure to the end. James Bentley sees the man as a whole, with his vast achievements, his self-doubt, his gradually developing philosophy, and his many-faceted personality
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-2000
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bentley, James
Index
index present
LC call number
CT1018.S45
LC item number
B46 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schweitzer, Albert
  • Schweitzer, Albert
  • Schweitzer, Albert
  • France
  • Europe
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Missionaries, Medical
  • Theologians
  • Musicians
  • Missionaries, Medical
  • Musicians
  • Theologians
Label
Albert Schweitzer : the enigma, James Bentley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-202) and index
Contents
1. A Tormented Childhood -- 2. Unwillingly to School -- 3. Interludes in Paris and a Lifetime of Music -- 4. The Young Scholar -- 5. The Impossible Demands of Jesus -- 6. Teacher and Medical Student -- 7. Africa and Respect for Life -- 8. Internment, Despair, and Resurrection -- 9. A Prophet Honored and Reviled
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9780060163648
Lccn
91050458
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23976850
  • (OCoLC)ocm23976850
Label
Albert Schweitzer : the enigma, James Bentley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-202) and index
Contents
1. A Tormented Childhood -- 2. Unwillingly to School -- 3. Interludes in Paris and a Lifetime of Music -- 4. The Young Scholar -- 5. The Impossible Demands of Jesus -- 6. Teacher and Medical Student -- 7. Africa and Respect for Life -- 8. Internment, Despair, and Resurrection -- 9. A Prophet Honored and Reviled
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9780060163648
Lccn
91050458
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23976850
  • (OCoLC)ocm23976850

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