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by Albert Schweitzer

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Albert Schweitzer
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In New Testament studies, the great Albert Schweitzer towers over . The thing is, Schweitzer changed theology by challenging everyone. But with each of his books, I also walk away shaken by some new thought (new for me; 100 years old for Schweitzer!).

In New Testament studies, the great Albert Schweitzer towers over everything. He won the Nobel Peace Prize, was a scholar of classical music, spent years as a medical missionary in Africa, and completely reshaped New Testament theology in ways that sent ripples through every tradition. The liberals, the conservatives, he had an ability to look for the holes in the thinking from all sides. This work deals with Jesus' kingdom teaching, positing that it had an entirely eschatological flavor.

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It implies no disparagement of Schweitzer's novel and important study of the Lord's Supper that this second part is here separated from the first and published by itself in English.

It implies no disparagement of Schweitzer's novel and important study of the Lord's Supper that this second part is here separated from the first and published by itself in English. This part is really independent. It has moreover a much broader scope and appeals to a far wider interest than does the treatise as a whole. Over 14 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.

In this classic work Albert Schweitzer, the great Protestant teacher, lays down his thesis - which has shaken and inspired modern Christian thought - on the precise. As outspoken in his day as Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens are today, American freethinker and author ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL (1833-1899) was a notorious radical whose uncompromising views on religion and slavery (they were bad, in his opinion), women's suffrage (a good idea, he believed), and other contentious matters of his era made him a wildly popular.

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) was a Franco-German theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and profound humanitarian. He was also the most noteworthy scholar on the "life of Jesus" of his day, and his 1906 book The Quest of the Historical Jesus is one of the few absolutely "indispensable" works in the field (which both conservatives and progressives agree about). In "Quest," after surveying all of the various "lives of Jesus" that had been written until 1906, Schweitzer gave his own views as well

The publication of this book is in truth a tribute to the commanding position which Albert Schweitzer has some to. .

The publication of this book is in truth a tribute to the commanding position which Albert Schweitzer has some to occupy in the Christian world. For this is a part of a larger volume originally published in German in 1901 and its translation is dated 1813. And yet so great is the esteem in which Schweitzer is held that this ""dated"" book will undoubtedly find many readers. It is a book which will be of especial interest to to those among them who are interested in the development of Christian though in the fifty years

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Albert Schweitzer is celebrated around the world as a European pioneer of medical service in Africa, a groundbreaking philosopher and musical scholar, and a catalyst of environmental and peace activism. He is the author of "Out of My Life and Thought".

In this classic work Albert Schweitzer, the great Protestant teacher, lays down his thesis - which has shaken and inspired modern Christian thought - on the precise nature of Jesus' understanding of his own mission.All previous presentations of the life of Jesus are satisfactory up to a point - the inception of the thought of the Passion. None renders intelligible Jesus' sudden view that his death was necessary and that it was to be a saving act. Schweitzer departs from convention by making the Passion his focal point, which better enables us to understand Jesus' life. The Mystery of the Kingdom of God is required reading for those interested in the religious development of Western culture.
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  • Ubranzac
I found myself first addicted to Schweitzer's writing while reading his "Quest for the Historical Jesus," in which he devotes the final 70 or so pages to summarizing the results of this work here, "The Mystery of the Kingdom of God." With that in mind, i thought i'd try out "Mystery" as well, and was not disappointed at all. His exegesis and reasoning skills are a first rate example and model of how it should be done.

He has 2 basic premises - Mark wrote first of the 4 Gospels, and, Jesus thought that the Kingdom of God was within a few weeks to a few months of appearing (by "harvest time"). Taking this thoroughgoing approach that ALL of Jesus' preaching and activities are directly related to the imminent appearance of the Kingdom (hence the term "thoroughgoing eschatology"), Schweitzer brilliantly sheds light on many of Jesus deeds and words, in addition to putting to a plausible historical context the reason for Jesus' execution. Schweitzer will definitely make you think, whether in the end, you agree with him or not.

It can be a tough book to read, but with good patience and with keeping a Bible handy while reading, it can offer quite a bit to consider when considering Jesus - who he was and what he was all about. Definitely worth putting in the effort. Understanding Schweitzer is almost foundational for understanding all other Jesus literature, since just about everything in this field refers to him.
  • Nuadora
Before the Jesus Seminar, the Dead Sea Scroll sensation, the New Age movement, the Holy Grail/Da Vinci hoax, and before Jesus became a Buddhist in India, there was Albert Schweitzer. Armed with only the Bible as his source and a brilliant mind, Schweitzer was able to articulate the true essence and understanding of the historical Jesus like no other scholar or theologian before or since. I read Schweitzer years ago and, after much searching, have come to appreciate him even more. We need not go outside the Bible to understand the historical Jesus. We need a genius like Albert Schweitzer to interpret what we already have. There are alot of self-proclaimed geniuses and people who are marketed as geniuses. Schweitzer was the real deal. Schweitzer's quest for the historical Jesus led him to become a missionary doctor in Africa. He was no ivory tower theologian. He walked the walk.

To understand Jesus, Schweitzer focuses not so much on the person of Jesus, but on the goal and end result of his mission, which was The Kingdom of God. The imminent coming of God's Kingdom is the lens through which Jesus' teachings, exorcisms, miracles, and ultimately his self-sacrifice must be seen. It was the prophetic and apocalyptic writings of the Old Testament which inspired Jesus' vision of the Kingdom, especially the ethical repentance of Deutero-Isaiah (Isaiah 40-66), and the apocalyptic vision of Daniel. It was the prophet, John the Baptist, who convinced him that the Kingdom would come in his generation.

Jesus was neither a political revolutionary nor a social reformer. He had no intention of reforming a system which he felt would soon come to an end. Jesus' moral teachings were based upon his eschatological viewpoint and can best be described as prophetic ethics. In Greek philosophy and in modern humanistic culture, morals and ethics are seen as an end in themselves leading to the moral perfection of humanity and a man-made utopia. The prophetic ethics of the Hebrew prophets, John the Baptist, and Jesus has the supernatural Kingdom of God as its end result. In The Old Testament, repentance is not for individuals but is to be done on a collective scale (ie the Nation of Israel) in order for God to intervene in history and deliver Israel from her enemies. It was inspired by The Exodus. To Jesus, the moral renewal of Israel would hasten the supernatural coming of God's Kingdom to Earth. The powers in Heaven are provoked into action by what man does on Earth. To Jesus, the Kingdom o God was not a gradual reformation of humanity, it was a catacluysmic, supernatural event of divine intervention. Jesus' was inspired by the Book of Daniel, not Greek philsophy.

Jesus was neither a philosopher nor a modern rational humanist like Thomas Jefferson. He was cut out of the same mold as the prophets of the Old Testament. It was the Hebrew prophets which shaped his thinking and guided his destiny. Jesus and his disciples were the "men of violence" who would take the Kingdom by force. It was their work which would compel God to bring His Kingdom to Earth. Jesus and his disciples would sow the seed which was the Word of God. However, it was God who would reap the harvest. To the prophets and Jesus, God was not an abstract ideal but a real father figure who heard the petitions of His children and intervened on their behalf.

Jesus' exorcisms and miracles were not merely acts of compassion but were also signs which he used to demonstrate the nearness of God's Kingdom which was manifesting itself in the present. They were prophetic signs of The Last Days. The miraculous feedings and The Last Supper were precursors to the Messianic banquet in God's Kingdom.

Schweitzer points out the significance of Jesus sending out the disciples to proclaim the Gospel which was the good news that the Kingdom would soon come and demonstrate its imminent presence by performing exorcisms and miracle healings. Like John the Baptist, they were to preach repentance in order to prepare Israel for this event. They were to gather in the "lost sheep of Israel" before the final harvest. This mission would bring about the final tribulation followed by the establishmentof God's Kingdom. The failure of this event coupled by the execution of John the Baptist convinced Jesus that he would have to take the role of Isaiah's "Suffering Servant" upon himself. Jesus' self-sacrifice would not only bring God's Kingdom but would spare his followers from the coming tribulation. Jesus felt his sacrifice would truly be a "ransom" for his followers. The Lord's Prayer, which Jesus taught his disciples, pleads for God's Kingdom to come as well as deliverance from the coming tribulation.

Schweitzer blows apart the modern, liberal, humanistic conception of Jesus as a charismatic wonder worker or a cynic-sage which was promoted by the highly touted Jesus Seminar. Jesus' messianic consciousness began at his baptism but was revealed to his disciples toward the end of his ministry. Prior to this, Jesus was seen by some of his disciples as the "Forerunner" who fulfilled the prophetic end-time role of Elijah. Jesus assigned this role to John the Baptist who was perceived as a prophet but not Elijah. However, Jesus spoke of the "Son of Man" in the third person future tense. The Messiah cannot take his throne until God establishes His Kingdom. Therefore, Jesus was the Messiah-elect. Schweitzer claims that the Transfiguration, whereby Jesus reveals this to a few of his chosen disciples would have occured prior to him revealing it to the twelve at Caesarea Philippi. Judas' betrayal of Jesus was no less than the secret of his messiahship. In the end, Jesus sealed his own fate by openly confessing this to the High Priest.

The cataclysmic events which immediately followed Jesus' crucifixion, ie earthquakes, resurrection of the dead, and rending of the Temple veil, were events which were supposed to happen when Jesus was sacrificed and which were written back into the gospels. The delay of the final tribulation and the resurrection appearances prompted the apostles to search the scriptures and find new interpretations for Jesus' crucifixion. After Jesus' generation died out, the Church had to cope with the delay of God's Kingdom by formulating doctrines which would have been strange to Jesus. However the original message of Jesus is still embedded in the synoptic gospels.

It is almost impossible for modern man to fully understand Jesus because we have been conditioned by rational humanistic philosophy which denies the supernatural and either leaves God out of the equation or reduces Him to an abstract concept. To Jesus, God and His Kingdom were supernatural yet they were concrete realities which could be experienced in the present and would be soon become fully manifested. God was not an abstract ideal but a Heavenly Father who would listen to and fulfill the pleas of His children.

It is hard for people like us, living a mundane day-to-day existence with a seemingly endless future manipulated by human politics to fully grasp the message of Jesus. Only an absolute conviction that the present age will soon end and that God will establish His Kingdom on Earth can explain the reckless abandon of Jesus and his disciples and total surrender to God's will by becoming a sacrifice. To Schweitzer, the real historical Jesus was far more heroic than the watered-down figure which modern scholarship has made of him.

As Schweitzer so eloquently describes it, the time in which Jesus lived on Earth was like the twilight before the dawn, when the sun, below the horizon, paints the sky with brilliant colors. Such was the time of Jesus, when the imminent dawn of God's Kingdom filled his world with ecstatic hope.
  • Rocksmith
Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) was a Franco-German theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and profound humanitarian. He was also the most noteworthy scholar on the "life of Jesus" of his day, and his 1906 book The Quest of the Historical Jesus is one of the few absolutely "indispensable" works in the field (which both conservatives and progressives agree about). In "Quest," after surveying all of the various "lives of Jesus" that had been written until 1906, Schweitzer gave his own views as well.

However, he had earlier (1901) given a much fuller statement of his views in this book (whose German title was "The Secret of Jesus' Messiahship and Passion"), which fully develops Schweitzer's own "thoroughgoing eschatology" interpretation of Jesus. He asserts that Jesus believed himself to be the Messiah (although he did not publicly proclaim this; hje asserts that there was no "triumphal entry into Jerusalem," for example), and expected an imminent apocalyptic end to the world. After the failure of the Kingdom to immediately appear (which Jesus expected, as in Matthew 10:23) after he sent the Twelve out to preach, Jesus rethought his mission, concluding that he "must be put to death by the secular authority as a malefactor in the sight of all the people" in order to bring about the end. Judas' "betrayal" was his revealing this "Messianic secret" of Jesus to the Jewish leaders, after which Jesus was condemned and crucified, ultimately being "crushed" by the "great wheel of history."

Here are some representative quotations from the book:

"The secret of the Kingdom of God is therefore the synthesis effected by a sovereign spirit between the early prophetic ethics and the apocalyptic of the book of Daniel ... For his contemporaries it was a question of WAITING for the Kingdom ... while for Jesus it was a question of BRINGING TO PASS the expected event through the moral renovation."
"A prophet of repentance, John the Baptist, directs men's attention to the prediction of the mighty figure of Elijah the Forerunner, and as he hears in prison of the signs of Jesus he wonders if this may not be Elijah--and does not dream that this man holds himself to be the Messiah, and that for this reason he himself will henceforth be designated in history as the Forerunner."
"When, however, the witnesses have withdrawn, the High Priest puts the question fo Jesus directly, whether he is the Messiah. To prove such a claim on Jesus' part they could not adduce the necessary witnesses, for there were none. The High Priest is here in possession of Jesus' secret. That was the betrayal of Judas! Through him the Sanhedrin knew that Jesus claimed to be something different from what the people held him to be, though he raised no protest against it."

This book is abstolutely ESSENTIAL READING for anyone interested in the study of the historical Jesus.
  • bass
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