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|Named Person:||Albert Schweitzer; Albert Schweitzer; Albert Schweitzer|
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|Description:||208 p. ; 22 cm.|
|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.
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.