REVERENCE FOR LIFE: ALBERT SCHWEITZER'S GREAT CONTRIBUTION TO ETHICAL THOUGHT. Ara Paul Barsam.

REVERENCE FOR LIFE: ALBERT SCHWEITZER'S GREAT CONTRIBUTION TO ETHICAL THOUGHT.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. First edition. By throwing light on the origin and development of Schweitzer's thought, Barsam leads his readers to a closer appreciation of the contribution that reverence makes to current ethical issues. Whereas previous commentators have focused on "reverence for life" as a philosophical ethic located in that tradition, this book demonstrates that it is in fact Schweitzer's theology that provides the hitherto undiscerned foundation for his ethic. Even among those who herald Schweitzer as the one who brought "reverence" to Christianity, there exists a tendency to underemphasize how his thinking also developed from his pivotal encounter with Indian religions. As Barsam shows, it is impossible to grasp the nature and the significance of Schweitzer's contribution without addressing that link. New cloth bound in dust jacket with 'OUP' stamped on bottom page edges. Item #21290
ISBN: 9780195329551

195 pages.

Price: $18.00

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