Albert Schweitzer Quotes

Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.

Albert Schweitzer
Albert Schweitzer
  • Born: January 14, 1875
  • Died: September 4, 1965
  • Nationality: German
  • Profession: Theologian

Albert Schweitzer, OM was an Alsatian theologian, organist, writer, humanitarian, philosopher, and physician. A Lutheran, Schweitzer challenged both the secular view of Jesus as depicted by the historical-critical method current at this time, as well as the traditional Christian view. His contributions to the interpretation of Pauline Christianity concern the role of Paul's mysticism of "being in Christ" as primary and the doctrine of Justification by Faith as secondary.