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The African Sermons
Albert Schweitzer

 
 
Edited and Translated by Steven E. G. Melamed, Sr.


Cloth $45.00L    |   0-8156-2920-6    |   2001

Comprises all of Schweitzer’s extant sermons—translated here for the first time—only six of which have ever appeared in print.

Description
Every Sunday in Lambaréné, Gabon, Albert Schweitzer delivered an outdoor sermon in French. Although never intended for publication, the sermons were transcribed by some of Schweitzer's listeners. Translated into English and in one volume for the first time, Steven E. G. Melamed, Sr., makes a great contribution to the field with works that characterize Schweitzer’s simplicity of language, his emphasis on personal conduct, and his adaptation of biblical stories to the everyday realities of African life.

Covering the period 1913-1935, his sermons evolved as Schweitzer matured and became more attuned to his surroundings. As it contains what is most likely the entire extant corpus of Schweitzer’s sermons in Africa, this book fills a gap in Schweitzer scholarship. It affords a unique insight into his own beliefs and the prevailing European attitude toward Africans.

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Author
Steven E. G. Melamed, sr., is an ordained Presbyterian minister. He teaches humanities at Tallahassee Community College.

6 x 9, 232 pages, index



Albert Schweitzer’s African Sermons

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