By: Selected by James Brabazon
"The world needs [my father's] all-embracing philosophy of Reverence for Life more now than ever, and I hope that this book will bring many more people to adopt it and make it a foundation for their lives." --Rhena Schweitzer-Miller
"Schweitzer's exemplary conduct, his philosophy of Reverence for Life, and his campaign against nuclear weapons . . . remain sources of great inspiration today." --H.H. the XIV Dalai Lama
"Arguably the best English-language gateway into Dr. Schweitzer's thought." --Dr. Lachlan Forrow
Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)--theologian, physician, Nobel laureate--was a remarkable figure of the twentieth century. An ordained pastor and theologian, he was also a renowned musician. He gave up this success to become a missionary doctor and founded a hospital in Africa. He is famous for his compassionate service and his "Reverence for Life."
This compilation features key passages of Schweitzer's key writings, many of them several pages in length and gleaned from hard-to-find sources. Accompanied by short context discussions by James Brabazon, these writings provide an insightful explanation of Schweitzer's philosophy and spirituality.
James Brabazon is a British writer whose career has spanned stage, film, and television, as actor, director, and producer. His productions include The Six Wives of Henry VIII.