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Schweitzer, Albert
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[German Version]

(Jan 14, 1875, Kaysersberg, Upper Alsace – Sep 4, 1965, Lambarene, Gabon, Africa).

I. Life

The son of a liberal Protestant pastor, Schweitzer studied philosophy and theology Strasbourg, Paris, and Berlin, and studied organ with C.-M. Widor (with whom he later prepared the crit. ed. of J.S. Bach’s organ works). He received his Dr.phil. in 1899 with a dissertation on I. Kant’s philosophy of religion. In 1900 he received his Lic.theol.; i…

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Sommer, Andreas Urs, “Schweitzer, Albert”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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