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Gathered together for the first time in one place, Nobel Peace Prize-winner Albert Schweitzer’s words on ecology, human and animal rights, philosophy, war and peace, music and the arts, and forming a global community.
“I cannot but have Reverence for all that is called life. I cannot avoid compassion for everything that is called life. That is the beginning and foundation of morality.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
Spanning many decades and a host of topics, this rich collection of the words of Albert Schweitzer offers a glimpse into the life and thought of an eminent humanitarian.
“Reverence for Life” was Schweitzer’s unifying term for a concept of ethics. He believed that such an ethic would reconcile the drives of altruism and egoism by requiring a respect for the lives of all other beings and by demanding the highest development of an individual’s resources. The thread of this inspirational belief appears throughout his deeply insightful writings. Excerpts from previously unpublished letters to John F. Kennedy, Norman Cousins, Bertrand Russell, and others show how truly committed Schweitzer was to creating a global compassion consciousness and cultivating a dignity toward all people. A foreword by former U.S. Ambassador, Roger Gamble, an introduction by the editor, Harold E. Robles, and a brief biographical sketch of Schweitzer’s life round out this stunning collection of quotations.
The Quest of the Historical Jesus
A Critical Study of its Progress from Reimarus to Wrede
By Albert Schweitzer
Privatdocent in New Testament Studies in the University of Strassburg
Translated By W. Montgomery
With a Preface by F. C. Burkitt
- I. The Problem
- II. Hermann Samuel Reimarus
- III. The Lives Of Jesus Of The Earlier Rationalism
- IV. The Earliest Fictitious Lives Of Jesus
- V. Fully Developed Rationalism--Paulus
- VI. The Last Phase Of Rationalism--Hase And Schleiermacher
- VII. David Friedrich Strauss--The Man And His Fate
- VIII. Strauss's First "Life Of Jesus"
- IX. Strauss's Opponents And Supporters
- X. The Marcan Hypothesis
- XI. Bruno Bauer. The First Sceptical Life Of Jesus
- XII. Further Imaginative Lives Of Jesus
- XIII. Renan
- XIV. The "Liberal" Lives Of Jesus
- XV. The Eschatological Question
- XVI. The Struggle Against Eschatology
- XVII. Questions Regarding The Aramaic Language, Rabbinic Parallels, And Buddhistic Influence
- XVIII. The Position Of The Subject At The Close Of The Nineteenth Century
- XIX. Thoroughgoing Scepticism And Thoroughgoing Eschatology
- XX. Results
- Index Of Authors And Works
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