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Out of My Life and Thought, 60th Anniversary Edition

An Autobiography

Published to commemorate Albert Schweitzer’s only visit to the United States 60 years ago, this anniversary edition of his autobiography gives 21st-century readers a unique and authoritative account of the man John F. Kennedy called "one of the transcendent moral influences of our century."

Schweitzer is celebrated around the world as a European pioneer of medical service in Africa, a groundbreaking philosopher and musical scholar, and a catalyst of environmental and peace activism. Yet people most revere Schweitzer for his dedication to serving others and his profound and influential ethic of reverence for life. For Schweitzer, reverence for life was not a theory or a philosophy but a discovery—a recognition that the capacity to experience and act on a reverence for all life is a fundamental part of human nature, a characteristic that sets human beings apart from the rest of the natural world.

This anniversary edition coincides with several high profile celebrations of his 1949 visit, as well as the release of a new feature film starring Jeroen Krabbe and Barbara Hershey. In addition to a foreword by Nobel Laureate and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, this edition features a new foreword by Lachlan Forrow, president of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.

About the Authors

Albert Schweitzer (1875–1965) won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1952. Although he was highly gifted in science, theology, and music and as an author, Schweitzer dedicated the last six decades of his life to medicine and to a hospital he founded with his wife, Helene Breslau, in French Equatorial Africa, the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon. A true humanitarian, he used his Nobel Prize stipend to expand the hospital and to build new facilities for leprosy patients. The Johns Hopkins University Press published several of Schweitzer's books, including The Quest of the Historical Jesus, The Primeval Forest, and The Mysticism of Paul the Apostle.

Reviews

Out of My Life and Thought shatters the old myth and allows us to glimpse the real Albert Schweitzer, a man whose moral example is as relevant and compelling... as it was in the 1930s on first publication. Eloquent and heartfelt.

- Los Angeles Times

Endorsements

An authentic twentieth-century classic. Few books in our time have had a greater impact on the life and values of untold numbers of people.

- Norman Cousins
Johns Hopkins University Press
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Other Titles by Albert Schweitzer

The Mysticism of Paul the Apostle

Albert Schweitzer - translated by William Montgomery - introduction by Jaroslav Pelikan
Nov 1998 - Johns Hopkins University Press
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The Primeval Forest

Albert Schweitzer - with a new foreword by William H. Foege, M.D.
Jul 1998 - Johns Hopkins University Press
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The Quest of the Historical Jesus

Albert Schweitzer - with a new foreword by Delbert R. Hillers
Apr 1998 - Johns Hopkins University Press
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The Task Force for Child Survival

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Zbig

edited by Charles Gati - with a foreword by President Jimmy Carter
Dec 2015 - Johns Hopkins University Press
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My Quest for Health Equity

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The Butler's Child

Lewis M. Steel
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Loyal Dissent

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