On Rock or Sand? Paperback

Firm Foundations for Britain's Future

by John Sentamu (editor);


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Facing up to a changing Britain - how to maintain Christian values of a sustainable and compassionate society

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On Rock or Sand?

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On Rock or Sand, edited by John Sentamu, seeks to place the Church actively at the heart of the debate about the kind of nation we want to be.

In Britain today expectations of ever-rising prosperity are less and less realistic for the vast majority. Many struggle to make ends meet as the division between the rich and the not-rich becomes ever wider.

In this context, The Archbishop of York's editorial brings together expert economic, political, religious and social thinkers; including Lord Adonis, Sir Philip Mawer, Oliver O'Donovan, Andrew Sentance, Julia Unwin and Archbishop Justin Welby.

Together they address the fundamental questions about how to maintain some form of social solidarity and those traditional British, 'Christian' values of a just, sustainable and compassionate Britain.

With Britain on the brink of a period of change as great as that endured in the 1930s, the continued cohesion of British society is at risk with varied and sometimes conflicting interest groups working toward their own visions of a modern Britain.

On Rock or Sand faces up to crucial questions about the moral principles that have underpinned the way Britain is led, driven and governed. It asks if the accepted powers of influence are fit for purpose in the rapidly changing cultural, political and economic world of the mid twenty-first century.

This is no cloistered view just for churched men and women, but for people of all, any or no religious background. All who are concerned about the values that influence the nations attitudes, decisions and actions and have a passion to build a sustainable society in which all may participate will find a new understanding through this timely work.

On Rock or Sand? by John Sentamu (editor) was published by SPCK Publishing in January 2015 and is our 9157th best seller. The ISBN for On Rock or Sand? is 9780281071746.

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On Rock or Sand, edited by Archbishop of York John Sentamu, aims to assess and reset the terms of the debate about the kind of nation we want to be.

It asks: What are the essential values we need for building a just, sustainable and compassionate society in which all can participate?

Chapters by expert economic, political, religious and social thinkers, including contributions by Lord Adonis, Sir Philip Mawer, Oliver O'Donovan, Andrew Sentance, Julia Unwin and Archbishop Justin Welby Addresses crucial questions about the moral principles that undergird the way Britain is governed Written for people of any or no religious background who are concerned about the values that influence our political attitudes and decisions.

Faced with a period of change as great as that of the 1930s, the continued cohesion of our society is at risk as expectations of ever-rising prosperity are challenged and many struggle to make ends meet. It is within this context that the contributors to this book examine some fundamental questions. How can we draw upon the wellsprings of social solidarity today?

What would a new social contract - a new understanding about the respective rights and obligations of the individual citizen and the state - look like today? At a time when budgets and other resources are being reduced, what are the principles we should adopt to distribute them? In short, what values can the Christian faith bring to the table to help address the problems we face today? These and other core questions about the kind of society we seek can be found at the heart of this book.

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Page last updated 12th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSPCK Publishing (January 2015)
Weight272g
Number of Pages224
Thickness15 mm
Height198 mm
Width129 mm
ISBN9780281071746
ISBN-100281071748
Product Code4298181
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