By A. Rud

Albert Schweitzer’s Legacy for schooling is the 1st publication dedicated to the research of the concept and deeds of Albert Schweitzer with regards to schooling. Schweitzer’s lifestyles and paintings provide either suggestion and well timed insights for academic inspiration and perform within the twenty-first century. concentrating on Schweitzer’s relevant suggestion, “Reverence for Life,” Rud assesses Schweitzer as a prophet for social and academic swap. He develops the concept that of functional reverence in schooling and describes the impression of Schweitzer’s inspiration upon curriculum improvement and the ethical dimensions of training and studying in today’s colleges.

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Hillesum used her diary in resistance to anti-Semitism but also, as David T. 5 I shall have more to say in the final chapter about Hansen’s idea of “tenacious humility” that he notes in Hillesum’s diary, but for now suffice it to say that both the young girl Frank and the young woman Hillesum wrote in their diaries not only as a means to control the chaos and terror that, finally, engulfed and killed them, but as interior spiritual and personal transformation. The letters Albert Schweitzer and Hélène Bresslau exchanged were in calmer circumstances, but were no less transformative for Albert at least.

Both of these men had distinct responses to European spiritual decay, and saw what they thought was a better world. Nietzsche would enact that world through individual art and will to power. Schweitzer called upon service borne of the renunciation of the individual will, and a turning outward to aid the very people whom Nietzsche despised. Christianity Schweitzer’s own Christianity and its central role in his viewpoint are complicated by other influences, such as Enlightenment reason and also Indian religions such as Buddhism and Jainism.

Schweitzer was as interested and passionate as Nietzsche in wanting to make alive a new culture to replace one that was moribund, but the path he took toward that end could not have been more different. Schweitzer turned outward toward others, and more importantly, recognized the pain and suffering in his immediate surroundings, and worked in a practical manner toward its erasure. He took exactly what Nietzsche saw as the weak abdication of 18 ALBERT SCHWEITZER’S LEGACY FOR EDUCATION Jesus of Nazareth and his followers as a virtue, seeing instead boundless sacrifice and service.

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