Monday, January 14, 2008

Happy Birthday, Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer was born on this day in 1875 and as good planning (or luck?) would have it, today we are looking at his Quest of the Historical Jesus in my Historical Jesus class at Duke. I am planning to show the students a couple of videos to celebrate the day:

First, a short one minute celebration of Schweitzer's life on

Second, a remarkable French piece featuring a fairly lengthy interview with Schweitzer (in French) from Video Docteur Albert Schweitzer, apparently from 1961.

Third, a clip of Eddie Albert meeting Albert Schweitzer, from American television in the 1950s, on Youtube (Schweitzer piece lasts about a minute and begins at about 1:17):

And finally, there is a clip of Schweitzer receiving his honorary degree at Cambridge in 1955 from British Pathe News; you can download this in reasonable quality for free onto your computer, or you can pay for a high resolution version.

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