Albert Schweitzer was an Alsatian polymath. He was a theologian, organist, writer, humanitarian, philosopher, and physician. A Lutheran, Schweitzer challenged both the secular view of Jesus as depicted by the historical-critical method current at this time, as well as the traditional Christian view. His contributions to the interpretation of Pauline Christianity concern the role of Paul’s mysticism of “being in Christ” as primary and the doctrine of Justification by Faith as secondary. He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of “Reverence for Life”, becoming the eighth Frenchman to be awarded that prize. His philosophy was expressed in many ways, but most famously in founding and sustaining the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, which up to 1958 was situated in French Equatorial Africa, and after this in Gabon. As a music scholar and organist, he studied the music of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach and influenced the Organ Reform Movement.
|Born:||January 14, 1875, Kaysersberg, Alsace-Lorraine, German Empire|
|Died:||September 4, 1965, Lambaréné, Gabon|
|Citizenship:||German (1875–1919), French (1919–1965)|
|Fields:||Medicine, music, philosophy, theology|
|Alma mater:||University of Strasbourg|
|Known for:||Musicology, philanthropy, theology|
|Influences:||H. S. Reimarus|
|Notable awards:||Goethe Prize (1928), Nobel Peace Prize (1952)|
|Spouse:||Helene Bresslau, daughter of Harry Bresslau|
|IMDb:||Albert Schweitzer’s IMDb|
About Albert Schweitzer
Doctor who founded the humanitarian Albert Schweitzer Hospital Lambarene, West Africa. In 1952, he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his “Reverence for Life” philosophy.
He learned how to play music from his father.
His philosophy of reverence for life led him to spend his life trying to help others.
He married Helene Bresslau in 1912, and together they had a daughter named Rhena.
He was heavily influenced by the works of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach.
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