ABSTRACT The relevance of the ideas of Peter Maurin, the prophetic force behind the Catholic Worker movement in the 1930s, is reconsidered in light of the current convulsions in the global economy. Maurin’s critique of the bourgeois mind is examined and his vision of a social order rooted in the teachings of the Catholic Church is presented. The implications of this for the proper conduct of enterprise are discussed. The economic activity of the world’s largest home builder, Habitat for Humanity, is brought forward as an illustration of the wisdom and practicality of Maurin’s teaching.
"The Hard Truths of the Easy Essays: The Crisis of Modernity and the Social Vision of Peter Maurin,"
Journal of Religion and Business Ethics:
Vol. 2, Article 2.
Available at: http://via.library.depaul.edu/jrbe/vol2/iss2/2