- ISBN : 1600251137
- Total de Pages : 122 pages
- Date de Sortie : Jeudi 26 Octobre 2017
- Auteur : Albert Schweitzer
- Éditeur : Maurice Bassett
- Nom de Fichier : reverence-for-life-the-words-of-albert-schweitzer
Reverence for Life: The Words of Albert Schweitzer est écrit par Albert Schweitzeravec un total de 122 pages et publié par Maurice Bassett le 2017-10-26.
Gathered together for the first time in one place, Nobel Peace Prize-winner Albert Schweitzer’s words on ecology, human and animal rights, philosophy, war and peace, music and the arts, and forming a global community. “I cannot but have Reverence for all that is called life. I cannot avoid compassion for everything that is called life. That is the beginning and foundation of morality.” ~ Albert Schweitzer Spanning many decades and a host of topics, this rich collection of the words of Albert Schweitzer offers a glimpse into the life and thought of an eminent humanitarian. “Reverence for Life” was Schweitzer’s unifying term for a concept of ethics. He believed that such an ethic would reconcile the drives of altruism and egoism by requiring a respect for the lives of all other beings and by demanding the highest development of an individual’s resources. The thread of this inspirational belief appears throughout his deeply insightful writings. Excerpts from previously unpublished letters to John F. Kennedy, Norman Cousins, Bertrand Russell, and others show how truly committed Schweitzer was to creating a global consciousness and cultivating a dignity toward all people. A foreword by former U.S. Ambassador, Roger Gamble, an introduction by the editor, Harold E. Robles, and a brief biographical sketch of Schweitzer’s life round out this stunning collection of quotations. Praise for Reverence for Life: “The words of Dr. Schweitzer are timeless. They are not only relevant today, but they will continue to serve as an inspiration to the future. Many thanks to Harold Robles for compiling and sharing with us this collection of ‘Le Grand Docteur’s’ thoughts.” ~ PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER “If you are a thinker, if you care about the future of this planet, you need to buy this little gem of a book.” ~ JANE GOODALL “Few women or men have demonstrated so completely the indivisibility of commitment to God and commitment to life, both in its misery and in its glory, as Albert Schweitzer.” ~ DESMOND TUTU ALBERT SCHWEITZER (1875-1965) was an Alsatian theologian, musician, and medical missionary. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 1952. HAROLD E. ROBLES served as Founder and President of the Albert Schweitzer Institute for the Humanities in the USA and is now Co-Founder of and Special Advisor to Health Promotion South Africa Trust.