Interview avec Albert Schweitzer (en français)February 4, 2008 at 12:02 am | Posted in Culture, Video = Vidéo | Leave a comment
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Schweitzer (1875 – 1965) was born in Haut-Rhin, Kayserberg, a German-speaking area of Alsace, which was then a part of Germany. He studied in Strasbourg, Berlin, Tübingen, and Paris. He was a musician, philosopher, theologian, medical doctor, and humanitarian.
His best-known work in theology was his The Quest of the Historical Jesus, which took a skeptical approach to the New Testament picture of Jesus as well as liberal 19th century reconstructions. The quest was like looking into a well and seeing your own reflection at the bottom.
For more information on Schweitzer, I would recommend his Out of My Life and Thought: An Autobiography.
Many organ recordings made by Schweitzer are still available. I have enjoyed his two-volume biography of Bach.