Dorothy Day's social Catholicism: the formative French influences

  title={Dorothy Day's social Catholicism: the formative French influences},
  author={Robert Atkins},
  journal={International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church},
  pages={110 - 96}
  • R. Atkins
  • Published 1 May 2013
  • History
  • International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church
The French thinkers who influenced the American social activist Dorothy Day through Peter Maurin are representative of French progressive thought connected with the 1891 encyclical Rerum Novarum and its 1931 successor, Quadragesimo Anno. This article discusses the influence of Kropotkin, de Foucauld, Maritain and Mounier on Day. In France itself, this thought was often frustrated but Day provides an example of the implementation of Roman Catholic Personalism in the American setting. Day was… 



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