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Character and Spirit Worship Series – Albert Schweitzer
March 3, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Every Sunday through March 3, 2019 Campus Ministry will be hosting its Character and Spirit Worship Series. Each of these events will highlight a character with spirit. It will begin at 7 p.m. with a short presentation, followed by discussion and prayer, and closing with a pizza party in the Chapel of St. Matthew’s first floor student lounge. All students and employees are invited, and urged to bring a friend with them. Below is information on this week’s character(s).
March 3 – Albert Schweitzer
Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) 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.
He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of “Reverence for Life,” becoming the eighth Frenchman to be awarded that prize. As a doctor he founded and sustained a hospital in the part of French Equatorial Africa which is now Gabon. As a music scholar and organist, he was a specialist in J.S.Bach, and edited his organ works with C-M Widor.