"An inherently impressive selection of profound essays by humanitarian Albert Schweitzer, enhanced by an eclectic variety of soul-searching commentaries on his thoughts and recommendations. . . . Highly recommended as life affirming, fundamental and thoughtfully constructed reading."—The Midwest Book Review
Albert Schweitzer’s system of ethics as a way of life in which individuals live with compassion and respect for all living things—humans, animals, and plants—or “Reverence for Life” is illuminated here through a series of compelling essays by Schweitzer and renowned contemporary Schweitzer scholars from around the globe. The selection of Schweitzer’s writings includes, sermons, letters, and autobiographical and philosophical works chosen by the editors to outline the development of his thought throughout his lifetime.
About the Author
Marvin Meyer is Griset Professor of Bible and Christian Studies at Chapman University, Orange, California. He is the author of numerous books including Jesus Then and Now: Images of Jesus in History and Christology and The Ancient Mysteries: A Sourcebook of Sacred Texts.
Kurt Bergel was professor emeritus at Chapman University and founder and co-director of the Chapman University Albert Schweitzer Institute.
Series: Albert Schweitzer Library
6 x 9, 368 pages