Albert Schweitzer's Out of My Life and Thought: An Autobiography PDF

By Albert Schweitzer

ISBN-10: 0801860970

ISBN-13: 9780801860973

" Out of My existence and notion shatters the previous fable and permits us to glimpse the true Albert Schweitzer, a guy whose ethical instance is as proper and compelling within the Nineteen Nineties because it was once within the Nineteen Thirties on first e-book. Eloquent and heartfelt."— la TimesOf the numerous hugely esteemed books Albert Schweitzer penned in his existence, he valued his autobiography the main. He had turn into a legend and he desired to remind readers that he used to be only a guy, and a guy who had realized from many others. He have been lucky to be within the correct areas on the correct instances, to fulfill humans of proposal and sympathy. He desired to document his bills to them. He desired to make clear his purposes and techniques for his undertakings and to reply to a few of his critics. And, he wanted to honor anything more than he was—reverence for all times. Reverence for all times turned his life's motto, and it introduced him discomfort in addition to pleasure as he sought to admire how worthy and designated every one existence is. Schweitzer believed there has been the way to stay on the earth, settle for it, take pleasure from it—and who may perhaps comprehend this higher than a guy who had put himself rather a lot in it, given lots for it, and have been able to obtain adventure as a present to be grateful for. as well as a preface through Rhena Schweitzer Miller and Antje Bultmann Lemke, this translation comprises revisions and additions Schweitzer made for the French translation of 1960 and people he made for thirty years in his personal reproduction of the unique German version. "This attention-grabbing quantity is the autobiography of the world-famous missionary physician, organist, thinker, theologian, and Nobel Peace Prize-winner, newly translated, researched, and corrected at the foundation of lately stumbled on material."— Booklist"An real twentieth-century vintage. Few books in our time have had a better impression at the lifestyles and values of untold numbers of people."—Norman Cousins

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For the passages in which He entruststo His disciplesthe secretthat He is the Messiah are, one and all, "eschatologicalMessianic,"in that, accordingto them, He holds Himself to be the personwho at the end of the world will appearas the Son of Man. The question of whether fesus thought eschatologically or not leadstherefore to one point: Did He considerHimselfto be the Messiahor not? Anyone who refusesto recognizethis Jewishelementin His thought must also refuse to attribute to Him anv consciousness of being the Messiah.

Since Reimarusand Wrede represent the two poles of 46 OAT OF MY LIFE AND THOAGHT my research, I chose their names for the subtitle of my book. After vain attempts to do this on paper, I piled all the "lives" in one big heap in the middle of my room, selecteda place for eachof the chaptersin a corner or between the pieces of furniture, and then, after considerablethought, sorted the volumes into the piles to which they belonged. I pledgedmyself to ffnd a place for every book in somepile, and then to leave each heap undisturbed in its place until the correspondingchapterin the manuscriptwasfinished.

I pledgedmyself to ffnd a place for every book in somepile, and then to leave each heap undisturbed in its place until the correspondingchapterin the manuscriptwasfinished. I followed this plan to the very end. For many months people who visited me had to thread their way acrossthe room along paths that ran between heapsof books. I had alsoto ensure that the tidying zealof the trusty Wiirttemberg widow who kept housefor me halted beforeit reached the piles of books. The ftrst representativesof the historical-critical method who pursued researchinto the life of Jesushad to struggle with the taskof exploringthe existenceof Jesususingpurely historicalmeansand to examinecritically the Gospelsthat served as sourcesof information.

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