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The Quest of the Historical Jesus
Albert Schweitzer
0486440273
February 2005
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Book Description
Groundbreaking study that established the reputation of the famed theologian traces the search for the historical person of Jesus. Schweitzer examines works of more than 50 eighteenth- and nineteenth-century authors and scholars and concludes that many of the earlier historical reconstructions of Christ were largely fantasies. The criterion for all subsequent quests for the "Jesus of history," the book contributed to a remarkable resurgence in Jesus studies in the late twentieth century and, as such, is essential reading for biblical scholars, theologians, pastors, and serious Christians.


Out of My Life and Thought (The Albert Schweitzer Library)
Jimmy Carter (Foreword), et al
0801860970
November 1, 1998
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Book Review
Out of My Life and Thought is the autobiography of Albert Schweitzer, the theologian, musician, scientist, and medical missionary who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952 (and donated his prize to build a leper colony). Schweitzer's autobiography is a masterful and motley blend of confession, narrative, adventure, and philosophy. The chapters about how he came to write The Quest for the Historical Jesus and The Mysticism of Paul the Apostle are indispensable summaries of and apologies for those books; the chapter called "I Resolve to Become a Jungle Doctor" is a model of Rilke-style life-changing decision; and the chapters on Bach and on organs are full of fascinating historical and mechanical detail. For contemporary readers, Out of My Life and Thought may be most compelling for its epilogue, which describes the ethical...


Last Place on Earth
Nichols. Michael
0792238796
July 2005
Hardcover
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Colonial Rule and Crisis in Equatorial Africa: Southern Gabon, c. 1850-1940
Christopher J. Gray
1580460488
July 2002
Hardcover
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Review
...fascinating study...suitable for upper division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers, and faculty. CHOICEBesides offering a solid overview of the political and cultural history of southern Gabon, an area almost entirely ignored by academic scholars, Gray's study offers rich insights for historians and researchers examining the impact of early colonial rule and the formation of ethnic categories in Africa in the last two centuries....A compelling study. INTL. JOURNAL OF AFRICAN HISTORICAL STUDIES No. 2-3 (2002)Gray's book is an important intervention in the growing scholarly literature on colonialism. Its lasting contribution is to invite scholars to think more carefully about space as a key terrain on which the colonial power worked. J OF COLONIALISM AND COLONIAL HISTORY

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African Notebook (Albert Schweitzer Library (Syracuse, N.Y.).)
Albert Schweitzer, et al
0815607431
July 2002
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Book Description
Albert Schweitzer was already world famous when he was first persuaded to share with the public these candid reminiscences of early days at Lambaréné, Gabon, Africa. The multitude of brief entries in the book capture the flavor of Schweitzer's mission in vignettes and philosophical musings on the history of the land, the culture and rituals of the native people, and his medical practice.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

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Gabon
David E. Gardiner
1851091742
January 1993
Library Binding
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My Days With Albert Schweitzer: A Lambarene Landscape
Frederick Franck
1558211950


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Quest of the Historical Jesus
Albert Schweitzer
0800632885
June 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
In this revised translation and retrieval of the full text of the revised German edition, Schweitzer describes and critiques 18th and 19th century attempts at retrieving the "Jesus of history" and stands at the crossroads of the 19th and 20th centuries to bring closure to the former, and to open the latter for New Testament scholarship. Schweitzer saw the problems of historiography, theology, and politics in the ways the issues were formulated—and the answers proposed—and refocused attention on Jesus’ "eschatology" in a way abandoned by his predecessors. Issues of the messianic secret, the nature of the kingdom of God, and Jesus’ mission are addressed. Because of the new invigorated study of Jesus in his first-century context, informed readers will desire Schweitzer as a reference point for the...


Primeval Forest
Albert Schweitzer
0801859581
January 1998
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Book Description
"There, in this sorry world of ours, goes a great man." -- Albert Einstein, on Albert SchweitzerIn July of 1913, thirty-eight-year-old medical doctor Albert Schweitzer gave up his position as a respected professor at the University of Strasbourg and celebrated authority on music and philosophy in order to go as a physician to French Equatorial Africa (present-day Gabon). The Primeval Forest is Schweitzer's own fascinating story of these eventful years--a thrilling tale of his amazingly successful attempt to practice modern medicine and surgery in the face of wild elephant raids, marauding leopards, famine, an flood -- a story rich in human interest and high drama.Schweitzer describes how he and his wife, a qualified nurse, worked to establish a hospital in the steaming jungle at Lambaréné. At first they...


Albert Schweitzer: The Enigma
James Bentley
006016364X


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From Publishers Weekly
Mild in tone for a biography of such a driven, charismatic personality, this is nonetheless a thorough exploration of Schweitzer's life (1875-1965). Bentley, a former Church of England minister and author of several books on Christianity and politics ( Martin Niemoller ), traces the theological and philosophical development of this 20th-century avatar of morality, placing him in the German tradition. The author provides ample detail about Schweitzer's tormented childhood, the teachers who shaped his character and intellect, his musical brilliance (for several years the youth debated whether music or theology should be his calling), his visits to a psychiatrist. Entering the long-standing controversy about his missionary work in Africa, Bentley offers evidence to refute those who brand Schweitzer a racist. His is...


Paths in the Rainforests: Toward a History of Political Tradition in Equatorial Africa
Jan Vansina
0299125742
October 1990
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Abortion Policies: A Global Review : Gabon to Norway/Sales No. E.94.Xiii.2 (Gabon to Norway)
Department for Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis
9211512581
December 1993
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Black, Blanc, Beur: Rap Music and Hip-Hop Culture in the Francophone World
Alain-Phillipe Durand
0810844303
December 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Black, Blanc, Beur is about the emergence and growing notoriety of rap music and hip-hop culture in the French-speaking world (France, Quebec, and Western Africa). It provides an introduction to many forms of expression of hip-hop cultures (rap music, hip-hop dance, and graffiti/tagging). In addition to a foreword by Adam Krims, a noted rap authority, this volume has contributions by some of the most renowned hip-hop scholars on both sides of the Atlantic and addresses hip-hop from the perspective of various disciplines.


Historical Dictionary of Gabon
David E. Gardinier
0810827689
June 1, 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
Presents the results of new research on the period between 1914 and 1940. Also synthesizes data about the transformations that have occurred since 1967 under President Omar Bongo, including the upheavals of 1990-91.

About the Author
David E. Gardinier, Professor of History, Marquette University, Milwaukee, former department chairman, has specialized in the colonial and national periods of the history of the former French African states. His publications include "Cameroon: United Nations Challenge to French Policy" (Oxford, 1963), an annotated bibliography, "Gabon" (Clio, 1992), and articles on education in French Equatorial Africa. From 1964 to 1990, he prepared the African section of "Recently Published Articles" for the American Historical Association. He is a past president...


Black, Blanc, Beur: Rap Music and Hip-Hop Culture in the Francophone World
Alain-Phillipe Durand
0810844311
November 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Black, Blanc, Beur is about the emergence and growing notoriety of rap music and hip-hop culture in the French-speaking world (France, Quebec, and Western Africa). It provides an introduction to many forms of expression of hip-hop cultures (rap music, hip-hop dance, and graffiti/tagging). In addition to a foreword by Adam Krims, a noted rap authority, this volume has contributions by some of the most renowned hip-hop scholars on both sides of the Atlantic and addresses hip-hop from the perspective of various disciplines.


Albert Schweitzer's Mission: Healing and Peace
Norman Cousins
0393022382


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From Publishers Weekly
Published in 1960, Cousins's memorable Dr. Schweitzer of Lambarene evoked in depth and with deep personal feeling his visit to Schweitzer's famed hospital in the equatorial African jungle. Now, in the wake of his biographical Anatomy of An Illness, Cousins here presents a meaningful portion of that book to make clear and resonant Schweitzer's significance for our time. Additionally, he offers the sum of his correspondence with Schweitzer predating his 1960 visit to Lambarene, up to JFK's 1963 test-ban treaty with Russia. Other letters included are from Eisenhower, Nehru, JFK and Khrushchev, chiefly related to the 80-odd- year-old Schweitzer's driving theme: nuclear disarmament and peace. Historically valuable, sometimes keenly revealing, the letters bring to full term the moving account of life at Lambarene and...


Fang (Equatorial Guinea, Gabon)
Chike Cyril Aniakor
0823919943
January 1997
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Surveys the culture, history, and contemporary life of the Fang people of Equitorial Guinea, Gabon, and Cameroon.


Gabon: Beyond the Colonial Legacy (Westview Profiles Nations of Contemporary Africa)
James F. Barnes
081330430X


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Albert Schweitzer: A Biography (The Albert Schweitzer Library)
James Brabazon
0815628757


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Quest of the Historical Jesus
Albert Schweitzer
0801859344
March 1998
Textbook Paperback
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Review
""The best introduction to the subject... Scholarly and urbane... A fine example of critical exposition... A mystery story on the highest possible level, enlivened by Dr. Schweitzer's wit, and enriched by his effective command of simile and metaphor... Affords a wide view of the whole library of critical theology." -- Saturday Review

Book Description
In the last decades of the eighteenth century, old arguments about what constituted true Christianity resumed with the newly refined tools and methods of linguistics, history, and comparative literature. The most sensitive questions sought to probe through the centuries and discover the original Jesus. Why, scholars asked, is the New Testament silent about most of Jesus's life? Why didn't Paul say more about the life of Jesus? To what extent...

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