The African Sermons

The African Sermons

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Every Sunday in Lambarene, Gabon, Albert Schweitzer delivered an outdoor sermon in French. Although never intended for publication, the sermons were transcribed by some of Schweitzer's listeners. Translated into English and in one volume for the first time, Steven E. G. Melamed, Sr., makes a great contribution to the field with works that characterize Schweitzer's simplicity of language, his emphasis on personal conduct, and his adaptation of biblical stories to the everyday realities of African life. Covering the period 1913-1935, his sermons evolved as Schweitzer matured and became more attuned to his surroundings. As it contains what is most likely the entire extant corpus of Schweitzer's sermons in Africa, this book fills a gap in Schweitzer scholarship. It affords a unique insight into his own beliefs and the prevailing European attitude toward Africans.Out of My Life and Thought (1933); a book on Goethe, Goethe: Five Studies ( 1961), and a treatise against the ... He spoke both German and French as a child because Alsace was bilingual, but German was his primary language, the ... with whom he studied in Paris, suggested that he write a scholarly essay on J. S. Bach in French, and it evolved into a book- ... because that was the custom in my family .

Title:The African Sermons
Author:Albert Schweitzer, Steven E. G. Melamed
Publisher:Syracuse University Press - 2003


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