The Resource Letters, 1905-1965, Albert Schweitzer ; edited by Hans Walter Bähr ; translated by Joachim Neugroschel

Letters, 1905-1965, Albert Schweitzer ; edited by Hans Walter Bähr ; translated by Joachim Neugroschel

Label
Letters, 1905-1965
Title
Letters, 1905-1965
Statement of responsibility
Albert Schweitzer ; edited by Hans Walter Bähr ; translated by Joachim Neugroschel
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • He was a physician, theologian, teacher, organist, scholar, Nobel laureate. He wrote books on Bach and on Indian religion, on the life of Jesus and on organ construction. He built hospitals and huts, agitated for disarmament, and devoted his life to missionary and medical service in Lambarene, Gabon. Among his friends he could claim Albert Einstein, Hermann Hesse, Bertrand Russell, Dag Hammarskjold, Norman Cousins, and Jawaharlal Nehru, and he carried on a voluminous
  • correspondence with them and with presidents, philosophers, musicians, kings, and religious leaders around the world. Albert Schweitzer's life defined for the world the ideals of service, altruism, and principle. His letters constitute virtually a complete autobiography - and the clearest insight yet into the man John F. Kennedy called "one of the transcendent moral influences of our century." Beginning with a 1905 letter to the Paris Mission Society in which he presents
  • his credentials for missionary work and reveals his longing to serve a higher calling, his correspondence chronicles a life characterized by intellectual cultivation and passionate involvement in the most critical issues of the twentieth century. In these letters we follow the founding and growth of his hospital in Lambarene; the development of his philosophy of the "reverence for life"; his journeys to Europe and America to give concerts and raise funds for the
  • hospital; his receiving of the Nobel Peace Prize (to which he responded, "You really mucked up my life! Journalists descended on me like locusts and forced me to give them information, interviews.... I am using the major part of the prize to buy cement, hardwood beams, and corrugated iron for my buildings"); and his growing alarm through the 1950s and 1960s over the threat to world peace posed by nuclear arms. By turns witty, exhortatory, candid, brilliant, and eloquent,
  • the letters display a breathtaking capacity for work and achievement on many fronts. Albert Schweitzer's letters reveal his most deeply held convictions, his accomplishments and frustrations, and his work and life in the African hospital where he spent most of his years. They are moving and inspiring invitation into the heart and mind of a prodigious human being
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1875-1965
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schweitzer, Albert
Index
index present
LC call number
R722.32.S35
LC item number
A4 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WZ 100
NLM item number
S413 1992a
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bähr, Hans Walter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schweitzer, Albert
  • Schweitzer, Albert
  • Schweitzer, Albert
  • Missionaries, Medical
  • Missionaries, Medical
  • Physicians
  • Religious Missions
  • Missionaries
  • Gabon
Label
Letters, 1905-1965, Albert Schweitzer ; edited by Hans Walter Bähr ; translated by Joachim Neugroschel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Leben, Werk und Denken, 1905-1965
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 420 p.
Isbn
9780026071710
Lccn
91047881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25050184
  • (OCoLC)ocm25050184
Label
Letters, 1905-1965, Albert Schweitzer ; edited by Hans Walter Bähr ; translated by Joachim Neugroschel
Publication
Note
Translation of: Leben, Werk und Denken, 1905-1965
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 420 p.
Isbn
9780026071710
Lccn
91047881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25050184
  • (OCoLC)ocm25050184

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