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The Resource Reverence for life : Albert Schweitzer's great contribution to ethical thought, Ara Paul Barsam

Reverence for life : Albert Schweitzer's great contribution to ethical thought, Ara Paul Barsam

Label
Reverence for life : Albert Schweitzer's great contribution to ethical thought
Title
Reverence for life
Title remainder
Albert Schweitzer's great contribution to ethical thought
Statement of responsibility
Ara Paul Barsam
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Albert Schweitzer maintained that the idea of "Reverence for Life" came upon him on the Ogowe River as an "unexpected discovery, like a revelation in the midst of intense thought." While Schweitzer made numerous significant contributions to an incredible diversity of fields - medicine, music, biblical studies, philosophy and theology - he regarded Reverence for Life as his greatest contribution and the one by which he most wanted to be remembered. Yet this concept has been the subject of a range of distortions and misunderstandings, both academic and popular. In this book, Ara Barsam provides a new interpretation of Schweitzer's reverence and shows how it emerged from his studies of German philosophy, Indian religions, and his biblical scholarship on Jesus and Paul." "By throwing light on the origin and development of Schweitzer's thought, Barsam leads his readers to a closer appreciation of the contribution that reverence makes to current ethical issues. Whereas previous commentators have focused on "reverence for life" as a philosophical ethic located in that tradition, this book demonstrates that it is in fact Schweitzer's theology that provides the hitherto undiscerned foundation for his ethic. Even among those who herald Schweitzer as the one who brought "reverence" to Christianity, there exists a tendency to underemphasize how his thinking also developed from his pivotal encounter with Indian religions. As Barsam shows, it is impossible to grasp the nature and the significance of Barsam's contribution without addressing that link."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barsam, Ara Paul
Dewey number
170.92
Index
index present
LC call number
B2430.S374
LC item number
B37 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schweitzer, Albert
  • Schweitzer, Albert
Label
Reverence for life : Albert Schweitzer's great contribution to ethical thought, Ara Paul Barsam
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [163]-192) 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
The new quest for Schweitzer -- Conversations across a doorway -- The voyage to India -- Seeking the kingdom -- Rediscovering Lambaréné -- The quest goes on
Control code
85822639
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 195 pages
Isbn
9780195329551
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007009458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)85822639
Label
Reverence for life : Albert Schweitzer's great contribution to ethical thought, Ara Paul Barsam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [163]-192) 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
The new quest for Schweitzer -- Conversations across a doorway -- The voyage to India -- Seeking the kingdom -- Rediscovering Lambaréné -- The quest goes on
Control code
85822639
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 195 pages
Isbn
9780195329551
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007009458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)85822639

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