The Schweitzer Institute Journal



Summer 2021 Issue


Introduction - Benedict Rattigan 

Why Bother with Albert Schweitzer? - James Carleton Paget

Albert Schweitzer as an Intellectual - Predrag Cicovacki

Why Albert Schweitzer’s Writing on the New Testament is So Important - Christopher Rowland

Jesus and History: Some Quests that Schweitzer Forgot - Mark Edwards

A Pauline Sensual Spell? Albert Schweitzer’s Eco-mysticism and the Present - Michael J. Thate

Cogito, Tekhne, and Ehrfurcht: Schweitzer’s Bioethics as Appreciation of Human Neuroanthropology in the Reverence for Life - John R. Shook and James Giordano

Schweitzer’s Twenty-First Century Environmental Legacy: Climate Change and Food Security on a U.S. University Campus - Seán P. Duffy

The Will to Live in Conflict with Itself: On the Internal Contradiction in Albert Schweitzer’s Ethical Idea - Svyatoslav S. Gorbunov

Excerpts from Albert Schweitzer’s The Philosophy of Civilization Volume Three - Percy Mark



We aim to continue publishing both scholarly and non-academic articles on all aspects of Dr Schweitzer’s life and work, and we also welcome articles that are related to, but not necessarily about, Albert Schweitzer. 


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The deadline for submissions to our next issue is 31 December 2021.