A trip through time and history with stops along the way.
14 January 2011
5 On Friday - A Birthday Toast to Doctor Schweitzer
Travis, blog-master ofTrav's Thoughts. has created this fun meme. To join in on the fun - just pick five songs whether they be in a set or random and post and then sign in on his site to share them with the other participants.
The theologian, musician, philosopher and Nobel Prize-winning physician Albert Schweitzer was born on this day in 1875. He was a physician, humanitarian, theologian, and Nobel Peace Prize winner for his work in Africa. His philosophy revolved around the concept of what he called "reverence for life"--the idea that all life must be respected and loved, and that humans should enter into a personal, spiritual relationship with the universe and all its creations. This reverence for life, according to Schweitzer, would naturally lead humans to live a life of service to others.
Because his work as a scientist and missionary, few know that he was also an authority on the life and work of Johann Sebastian Bach. This gives me an excuse to play some of the lovely Brandenburg Concertos.