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French-German physician, theologian, musician and philosopher

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Born 14 Jan 1875 in Kaysersberg
Died 4 Sep 1965 in Lambaréné
Age90 years, 7 months
Albert Schweitzer
Albert Schweitzer
For documentary purposes the German Federal Archive often retained the original image captions, which may be erroneous, biased, obsolete or politically extreme. Albert Schweitzer Zentralbild: Prof. Dr. Albert Schweitzer, Arzt, protestantischer Theologe, Musiker und Philosoph, geboren: 14.1.1875 in Kaysersberg (Elsaß), gestorben: 4.9.1965 in Lambarene (Republik Gabun), Friedensnobelpreisträger 1952 Abgebildete Personen: Schweitzer, Albert Prof. Dr.: Missionsarzt, evangelischer Theologe, Friedensnobelpreis 1951, Frankreich

About Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer, OM (14 January 1875 – 4 September 1965) was a French-German theologian, organist, writer, humanitarian, philosopher, and physician. A Lutheran, Schweitzer challenged both the secular view of Jesus as depicted by historical-critical methodology 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”, expressed in many ways, but most famously in founding and sustaining the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, now in Gabon, west central Africa (then French Equatorial Africa). As a music scholar and organist, he studied the music of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach and influenced the Organ Reform Movement (Orgelbewegung).


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