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"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Sir Henry Frederick Ross Catherwood (1925-2014)

Sir Henry Frederick Ross Catherwood (1925-2014)

Elaine Storkey has written a warm tribute to Sir Fred Catherwood who died on 30 November: "Sir Henry Frederick Ross Catherwood (1925-2014): A Tribute"

There was also an obituary in The Guardian by Stephen Bates.

Catherwood was an evangelical who saw, and worked on the principle, that Christian ministry extends beyond the church walls.

As Storkey puts it:
The integration of Fred Catherwood’s Christian faith with his economic and political work was communicated very publicly in two books written during this period: The Christian in Industrial Society, (1964) where he grounds his views on liberty and freedom at work in biblical principles, and The Christian Citizen (1969). He shows himself to be a passionate supporter of democracy. Whilst not blind to its limitations, or to the vulnerability of a minority within it, he sees democracy as ‘…the only form of government which a Christian can accept as his ideal…’ For him, democracy is the fruit of a seed planted in Reformation thinking.

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