The Resource Albert Schweitzer : a biography, Nils Ole Oermann

Albert Schweitzer : a biography, Nils Ole Oermann

Label
Albert Schweitzer : a biography
Title
Albert Schweitzer
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Nils Ole Oermann
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This biography provides a versatile insight into the life, work, and thought of Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965). Nils Ole Oermann offers a detailed account of the multifaceted life of Albert Schweitzer who was a theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary. Schweitzer's life was not a straight path from the parsonage in Alsace to the University of Strasbourg, then on to the hospital in Lambarene, and ending with the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. In every life there are highs and lows, victories and defeats, and Schweitzer's life was no exception. These ups and downs, however, are barely discernible in Schweitzer's 1931 autobiography, Out of my Life and Thought, where he presents his life as an enormous, purposefully constructed edifice, the cornerstone of which was the principle of Reverence for Life, and the almost inevitable outcome of which was the Nobel Peace Prize. To date, biographers, journalists, and hagiographers have told and retold the story of Schweitzer following this basic pattern with relatively little critical modification. Their Schweitzer was a man whose demeanour and charisma set him apart from other intellectual giants of his time. But not everything Schweitzer records in his autobiography corresponds with what is found in the archives and in his unpublished writings. It is on the basis of these historical sources and more recent publications that Oermann attempts to sketch a more realistic picture of Albert Schweitzer. Oermann draws on newly uncovered personal papers which shed light on Schweitzer's dealings with the East German authorities and his role in the anti-nuclear movement. He also builds on a number of interviews from those associated with Schweitzer, most notably his daughter
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oermann, Nils Ole,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
CT1018.S45
LC item number
O37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schweitzer, Albert
  • Missionaries, Medical
  • Theologians
  • Musicians
Label
Albert Schweitzer : a biography, Nils Ole Oermann
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • How beautiful! The last years (1957-1965)
  • Conclusion : myth and reality
  • Introduction
  • A sense of devotion : from the parsonage to theology (1875-1903)
  • Saving the whole : from theology to Bach and then to medicine (1903-1912)
  • The spiritual adventurer : from Strasbourg to the jungle and back again (1912-1917)
  • It is good to preserve life : Alber Schweitzer's philosophy of civilization
  • The iron door yields : crisis and breakthrough (1917-1932)
  • With Central African greetings : the time of the Third Reich (1933-1945)
  • Exorcising the ghost of the nuclear war : Schweitzer in the Cold War (1945-1957)
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 263 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780198784227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)962408731
  • (OCoLC)ocn962408731
Label
Albert Schweitzer : a biography, Nils Ole Oermann
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • How beautiful! The last years (1957-1965)
  • Conclusion : myth and reality
  • Introduction
  • A sense of devotion : from the parsonage to theology (1875-1903)
  • Saving the whole : from theology to Bach and then to medicine (1903-1912)
  • The spiritual adventurer : from Strasbourg to the jungle and back again (1912-1917)
  • It is good to preserve life : Alber Schweitzer's philosophy of civilization
  • The iron door yields : crisis and breakthrough (1917-1932)
  • With Central African greetings : the time of the Third Reich (1933-1945)
  • Exorcising the ghost of the nuclear war : Schweitzer in the Cold War (1945-1957)
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 263 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780198784227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)962408731
  • (OCoLC)ocn962408731

Library Locations

  • Architecture LibraryBorrow it
    Gould Hall 830 Van Vleet Oval Rm. 105, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.205706 -97.445050
  • Bizzell Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Boorstin CollectionBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Chinese Literature Translation ArchiveBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., RM 414, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    Felgar Hall 865 Asp Avenue, Rm. 222, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.205706 -97.445050
  • Fine Arts LibraryBorrow it
    Catlett Music Center 500 West Boyd Street, Rm. 20, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.210371 -97.448244
  • Harry W. Bass Business History CollectionBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 521NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • History of Science CollectionsBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 521NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • John and Mary Nichols Rare Books and Special CollectionsBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 509NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Library Service CenterBorrow it
    2601 Technology Place, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.185561 -97.398361
  • Price College Digital LibraryBorrow it
    Adams Hall 102 307 West Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.210371 -97.448244
  • Western History CollectionsBorrow it
    Monnet Hall 630 Parrington Oval, Rm. 300, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.209584 -97.445414
Processing Feedback ...