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Final Celebration of Spirit focuses on Nobel Peace Prize winner Albert Schweitzer

February 27, 2019

Each Sunday this semester Visiting Campus Pastor Father Corbin Eddy has hosted a special event at Campus of St. Matthew for students and employees interested in celebrating human spirituality. This week will focus on Nobel Peace Prize winner Albert Schweitzer.

Albert Schweitzer Celebration of Spirit

  • Sunday, March 3, 2019
  • 7 p.m.
  • Chapel of St. Matthew

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.

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