Albert Schweitzer in Thought and Action
A Life in Parts
Edited by James Carleton Paget and Michael J. Thate
A wide-ranging collection of essays exploring the life and work of one of
the twentieth century’s most extraordinary intellectuals.
"Readers will discover a new appreciation for Schweitzer in each
of the domains he helped pioneer, and his timeless and, indeed,
prescient thought will resonate across multiple ethical, theological,
and political domains. This volume has the potential to become
a landmark in the study of Schweitzer."—David K. Goodin, associate researcher at the McGill Centre
for Research on Religion, McGill University
James Carleton Paget is senior lecturer of New Testament studies at the University of Cambridge.
He is the author of Jews, Christians, and Jewish Christians in Antiquity.
Michael J. Thate is a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University. He is the author
of Remembrance of Things Past? Albert Schweitzer, the Anxiety of Influence, and the Untidy
Jesus of Markan Memory.
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In the 1940s and 1950s, Albert Schweitzer was one of the best-known figures
on the world stage. Courted by monarchs, world statesmen, and distinguished
figures from the literary, musical, and scientific fields, Schweitzer was awarded
the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952, cementing his place as one of the great intellectual
leaders of his time. Schweitzer is less well known now but nonetheless a
man of perennial fascination, and this volume seeks to bring his achievements
across a variety of areas—philosophy, theology, and medicine—into sharper
focus. To that end, international scholars from diverse disciplines offer a wideranging
examination of Schweitzer’s life and thought over the course of forty
years. Albert Schweitzer in Thought and Action gives readers a fuller, richer,
and more nuanced picture of this controversial but monumental figure of twentieth-
century life—and, in some measure, of that complex century itself.
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7 x 10, 472 pages, notes, bibliography, index