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The Cowshed Revolution

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A new society created by downwardly mobile Christians
Capitalism is in crisis

It has become divorced from moral norms. The Church, which in the past has provided a moral and social framework to guide the ‘free market’, is perceived to have forfeited the common ground. Yet experiments such as The Big Society cannot work unless the population is motivated to service. So society and the Church are at a tipping point.

What is the way forward?

Ray Simpson suggests it lies in an increase of Downwardly Mobile people – able Christians who lay down their lives for the common good. He explores fresh thinking and tells the inspiring story of such people, past and present, whose social enterprises, if multiplied, could make all the difference. The international ‘Occupy’ movement wants the 1 per cent who holds the levers of money and power to relate to the 99 per cent as one community: this book suggests ways in which this can come about.
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Product Code1501319
NameThe Cowshed Revolution
SupplierKevin Mayhew
AuthorRay Simpson
ISBN9781848674677
Short DescriptionA new society created by downwardly mobile Christians
Pack Size1
Size129mm x 198mm
Count200 pages
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His introduction is inspiring... Review by The Good Book Stall
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"The title of this book captures Ray Simpson’s theme succinctly, the need for Christians in an overtly upwardly mobile society to adopt a counter-cultural style of life which, he argues, reaffirms Christianity’s first principals. His introduction is inspiring, drawing an interesting parallel between the Darwinian ‘survival of the fittest’ and the concept of ‘upward mobility’. He proceeds to explore scripture to reveal those first principals, introducing the telling phrase ‘downwardly mobile glory’.
Simpson develops his theme further using examples of holy lives through the centuries, from the 4th century Desert Fathers to Sundar Singh and L’Arche in the last. Having made his point, he examines our own doorstep, pointing to our gap between rich and poor, absent from contented Nordic societies, as the root of our own nation’s social malaise and dissatisfaction.
This densely argued thesis concludes that downward mobility can be encouraged, and the Christian Church may be a vehicle. It has been a long journey but Simpson has enumerated the possibilities for his Cowshed Revolution, ending with a reiteration of Jesus’ prophesy that ‘the meek shall inherit the earth’, surely the ultimate expression of God’s downward glory." (Posted on 22/02/2012)

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Ray Simpson

 

Ray Simpson’s daily prayer tweet @praycelticdaily profiles him as A Celtic New Monastic for Tomorrow’s World. He is the Founding Guardian of the international Community of Aidan and Hilda (a dispersed inter-church movement which is also an Acknowledged Anglican Community).


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