Albert Schweitzer's ThoroughgoingPublikationsdatum06.03.2019

Albert Schweitzer's Thoroughgoing De-eschatologization Project as a Secular Soteriology

Albert Schweitzer is well-known not only as a humanitarian but also as a writer. But in spite of the popularity of his writings, his thought has been often misunderstood and misrepresented. Many scholars were concerned exclusively with either his theological or his philosophical approach, without understanding how both perspectives closely intertwine in his thought. This book studies Schweitzer’s writings as an oeuvre and reveals the underlying soteriological intent. Schweitzer was a victim of his own worldview which denied the possibility of incarnation with its salvific consequences. Consequently, he affirmed „reverence for life” in negligence and denial of God’s salvific self-revelation in Jesus Christ. Based on the dogma of Chalcedon, todays Christology, however, is called to continue working for a transformed worldview that admits faith in Jesus as the Messiah and Saviour, and sustains hope for resurrection, eternal life and the new creation.

Anthony Obikonu Igbokwe cmf, is a Nigeria Catholic priest of the Congregation of the Claretian Missionaries. He studied Philosophy and Theology in Nigeria and Spain (Madrid), and obtained a Doctorate degree in Theology from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.