Peter Maurin: Prophet in the Twentieth Century

Peter Maurin: Prophet in the Twentieth Century

by Marc H. Ellis
     
 

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In Peter Maurin: Prophet in the Twentieth Century, Marc h. Ellis traces Maurin's life from his early years-as peasant, brother, and Catholic activist-through his meeting with Dorothy Day. Ellis'X Chronicle focuses on the consequnces of that meeting: the founding of the chronicl Worker movement and newspaper, the founding of hospitality, the farming communes

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In Peter Maurin: Prophet in the Twentieth Century, Marc h. Ellis traces Maurin's life from his early years-as peasant, brother, and Catholic activist-through his meeting with Dorothy Day. Ellis'X Chronicle focuses on the consequnces of that meeting: the founding of the chronicl Worker movement and newspaper, the founding of hospitality, the farming communes.

Peter Maurin: Prophet in the Twentieth Century is the first biography to really examine Maurin's thought. A commitment to non-violent reform and to a life of poverty were chief tenets of Maurin's philosophy; it was Maurin's notion that farmers and scholars would labor and learn together in the ideal world. Ellis discusses these and other ideas of Maurin, their development and their particular importance today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608990603
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Series:
Catholic Worker Reprint Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Marc H. Ellis is the author of A Year at the Catholic Worker (Baylor University Press, 2000). He is currently University Professor of American and Jewish Studies at Baylor University and founder of its Center for American and Jewish Studies. Dr. Ellis has authored over fifteen books.

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