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Bach by Albert Schweitzer

Pgs. 256-257 from Bach (Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, 1987)

The works of composer J.S. Bach evoked a religious poetry to Schweitzer and became the focus of his music studies. In this book, Schweitzer interprets Bach’s musical development and artistry.

The Quest for Historical Jesus by Albert Schweitzer

Pgs. 2-3 from The Quest of the Historical Jesus (New York: The Macmillian Company, 1960)

One of Schweitzer’s most prominent and important works, The Quest of the Historical Jesus is a critical study to reach an understanding of Jesus’ words and actions in a comprehensive and coherent manner.

Thoughts on Our Times by Albert Schweitzer

Pgs. 16-17 from Thoughts for Our Times (edit. Erica Anderson, illust. Vee Guthrie (New York: The Peter Pauper Press, 1975)

These excerpts from Thoughts for Our Times give a brief but effective overview of Schweitzer’s philosophy of “Reverence for Life”

Grammar Handbook by Albert Schweitzer

Gautier, P.J.M., Grammaire de la Langue Mpongwée (Paris: Procure des PP. Du Saint-Esprit, 1912)

While the official language of Gabon is French, roughly 40 unique languages are spoken regionally. Mpongwe and Fang are two of the more prominent cultural groups today, as in Schweitzer's time.  This book is a French-Mpongwe language translation and pronunciation guide, likely used by Albert and Helene in Lambaréné.