An Agnostic in the Fellowship of Christ: The Ethical Mysticism of Albert Schweitzer

An Agnostic in the Fellowship of Christ: The Ethical Mysticism of Albert Schweitzer

by David K. Goodin

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An Agnostic in the Fellowship of Christ: The Ethical Mysticism of Albert Schweitzer details the theology, ethics, and philosophy of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Albert Schweitzer (1875–1965). It surveys his entire corpus of religious writings, including his unfinished estate works, and explores the intellectual history behind his distinctive theological synthesis. David K. Goodin traces Schweitzer’s intellectual and spiritual development from childhood to his academic years and throughout his time at the African medical mission. It also places Schweitzer into dialogue with other Protestant theologians including Martin Luther, Karl Barth, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Thomas Altizer, as well as with contemporary philosophers like Jacques Derrida. The aim is to reveal what a living faith and mysticism can mean for the modern world, and where common ground can be found for traditional and liberal Protestant theology today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781978701564
Publisher: Fortress Academic
Publication date: 05/29/2019
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.07(d)

About the Author

David K. Goodin is lecturer for the McGill School of Religious Studies, Professeur Associé at the Université Laval, Institut de Théologie Orthodoxe de Montréal, and instructor for the Pappas Patristic Institute at the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.

Table of Contents

1. Ethical Mysticism
2. Bach and Aesthetics
3. Bach and Mysticism
4. Schweitzer as Preacher
5. On Knowing God
6. Pauline Christianity
7. Absolutism and Realism
8. At the Border-Crossing
9. The Cost of Discipleship

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