Albert Schweitzer in Thought and Action

A Life in Paris

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James Carleton-Paget, Michael J. Thate
Albert Schweitzer Library
  • Syracuse, NY: 
    Syracuse University Press
    , December
     514 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


In the 1940s and 1950s, Albert Schweitzer was one of the best-known figures on the world stage. Courted by monarchs, world statesmen, and distinguished figures from the literary, musical, and scientific fields, Schweitzer was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952, cementing his place as one of the great intellectual leaders of his time. Schweitzer is less well known now but nonetheless a man of perennial fascination, and this volume seeks to bring his achievements across a variety of areas-philosophy, theology, and medicine-into sharper focus. To that end, international scholars from diverse disciplines offer a wide-ranging examination of Schweitzer's life and thought over the course of forty years. Albert Schweitzer in Thought and Action gives readers a fuller, richer, and more nuanced picture of this controversial but monumental figure of twentieth-century life-and, in some measure, of that complex century itself.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

James Carleton Paget is senior lecturer of New Testament studies at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of Jews, Christians, and Jewish Christians in Antiquity.

Michael J. Thate is a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University. He is the author of Remembrance of Things Past? Albert Schweitzer, the Anxiety of Influence, and the Untidy Jesus of Markan Memory.


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