Saturday, August 20, 2011

A Peter Maurin Reading List

According to Dorothy Day, some of the books Peter Maurin had her read were the works of "Fr. Vincent McNabb and Eric Gill, Jacques Maritain, Leon Bloy, Charles Peguy of France, Don Sturzo of Italy, (Romano) Guardini and Karl Adam of Germany, and (Nicholas) Berdyaev of Russia." Among the writers upon whom Maurin drew were Peter Kropotkin and Emmanuel Mounier. Other titles included Catholicism and the Appeal to Reason by Leo Paul Ward, Humanity's Destiny by Denifle, Christian Life and Worship by Ellard, The Spirit of Catholicism by Karl Adam, Beauty Looks After Herself by Eric Gill, Art and Scholasticism by Maritain...and The Servile State by Hilaire Belloc.

Sheehan, Arthur. Peter Maurin: Gay Believer. Garden City, NY: Hanover House, 1959.
Miller, William D. Dorothy Day: A Biography. San Francisco: Harper & Rowe, 1982.
Maurin, Peter. "Catholic Radicalism: Phrased Essays For The Green Revolution". New York: Catholic Worker Books. 1949.

The following books were recommended repeatedly by Peter Maurin in reading lists appended to his essays.

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