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Albert Schweitzer [pictures] [edit]
Born: 1875-01-14
Death: 1965-09-04
He was a theologian, musician, philosopher and physician. He challenged both the secular view of Jesus as depicted by historical-critical methodology current at his time in certain academic circles, as well as, the traditional Christian view depicting a Jesus Christ who expected and predicted the imminent end of the world. He received the Nobel Peace Prize (1952) for his philosophy of "Reverence for Life" expressed in many ways, but most famously in founding and sustaining the Albert Schweitzer Hospital. As a music scholar and organist, he studied the music of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach and influenced the Organ Reform Movement.
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