By Ken Gire
Revere lifestyles, and provides yours away for the sake of serving others.
As a tender guy, Albert Schweitzer appeared destined for greatness. His enormous expertise and fortitude propelled him to a spot as one in all Europe’s most famous philosophers, theologians, and musicians within the early 20th century. but Schweitzer stunned his contemporaries through abandoning worldly luck and embarking on an epic trip into the wilds of French Equatorial Africa, vowing to function a lifelong general practitioner to “the least of these” in a mysterious land rife with famine, affliction, and superstition.
Enduring trouble, clash, and private struggles, he and his loved spouse, Hélène, turned French prisoners of warfare in the course of WWI, and Hélène later battled chronic health problems.
Ken Gire’s page-turning, novelesque narrative sheds new mild on Schweitzer’s faith-in-action ethic and his dedication to honor God through celebrating the sacredness of all existence.
The legacy of this 1952 Nobel Prize honoree endures within the thriving African clinic neighborhood that all started in a humble bird coop, within the hundreds of thousands who've drawn thought from his instance, and within the problem that emanates from his existence tale into our day. Albert Schweitzer appeared destined for greatness—and he accomplished it via making his existence his maximum sermon to an international in determined desire of desire and therapeutic.
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Extra resources for Answering the Call: The Doctor Who Made Africa His Life: The Remarkable Story of Albert Schweitzer
In a book called No god but God, a young Iranian scholar, Reza Aslan, claims that in the future, the problem of the world will not be a struggle between Western European and Islamic countries. 51 Under such a state of the world as it is today, it may be argued that a religious concordance (harmony) based on ‘discussion’ and ‘unity based on love’ is ineffective and impossible. Even Cusanus appeared to have lost his confidence in this idea, due to the many hindrances he faced during his lifetime.
Biechler, “Nicholas of Cusa and Muhammad: A Fifteenth Century Encounter,” The Downside Review 101 (January 1983): 55. 32 Biechler, “Nicholas of Cusa and Muhammad,” 55–56; Hagemann, Christentum, 69. 33 Hagemann, Christentum, 69. cusanus, islam, and religious tolerance 15 known revelation of the forgery of ‘Emperor Constantine’s donation’ in De concordantia catholica (1433/34),34 Cusanus must have employed meticulous attention in studying the Qurʾan, as well. 36 Cusanus’s own marginal notes, added to the Latin translation of the Qurʾan that still exists in the St.
32 Biechler, “Nicholas of Cusa and Muhammad,” 55–56; Hagemann, Christentum, 69. 33 Hagemann, Christentum, 69. cusanus, islam, and religious tolerance 15 known revelation of the forgery of ‘Emperor Constantine’s donation’ in De concordantia catholica (1433/34),34 Cusanus must have employed meticulous attention in studying the Qurʾan, as well. 36 Cusanus’s own marginal notes, added to the Latin translation of the Qurʾan that still exists in the St. Nicholas Hospital Library in Bernkastel-Kues, show that he must have written such notes three times.
Answering the Call: The Doctor Who Made Africa His Life: The Remarkable Story of Albert Schweitzer by Ken Gire