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Guinness, Os

Overview
Works: 244 works in 432 publications in 5 languages and 11,268 library holdings
Genres: Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Meditations  Case studies  History  Reviews 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Speaker, Editor
Classifications: E169.1, 327.73
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Os Guinness
Articles of faith, articles of peace : the religious liberty clauses and the American public philosophy( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance : the power of the gospel however dark the times by Os Guinness( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is society beyond all hope of redemption as the Christian faith seems more and more irrelevant in our modern world? In Renaissance, Os Guinness declares that the church can once again change the world and become a renewing power in our society if we answer the call to a new Christian renaissance
Invitation to the classics( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides introductions to such classic authors as Dante, Chaucer, Cervantes, Dostoyevsky, and Kafka for the Christian reader in particular
The dust of death; a critique of the establishment and the counter culture, and the proposal for a third way by Os Guinness( Book )

23 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unspeakable : facing up to evil in an age of genocide and terror by Os Guinness( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counsels readers on the nature of human evil, challenging beliefs that many acts of violence are perpetuated by religious motivations while addressing such topics as coming to terms with evil and the place of God in human suffering
The global public square : religious freedom and the making of a world safe for diversity by Os Guinness( )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world torn by religious conflict, the threats to human dignity are terrifyingly real. Some societies face harsh government repression and brutal sectarian violence, while others are divided by bitter conflicts over religion's place in public life. Guinness argues that the way forward for the world lies in promoting freedom of religion and belief for people of all faiths and none. In particular he calls for leadership that has the courage to act on behalf of the common good
The call : finding and fulfilling the central purpose of your life by Os Guinness( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries, finding purpose in life has been at the heart of the human quest. Yet, for many, the path to purpose remains urgent but unclear. In this best-selling modern classic, Os Guinness invites you to explore the ultimate answer to identity, meaning, and purpose. The Call speaks to the longing in every human heart and answers -- You were created with a purpose. In this new edition, The Call further enriches your search for purpose with a practical study guide to accompany you through your own journey or to facilitate group exploration. This book is for all, seekers and believers, who long to find and fulfill the purpose of their lives. Have you found "the ultimate why" for your life? Will you respond to the call?
America and the world revolution, and other lectures by Arnold Toynbee( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Os Guinness examines the ways in which the current crisis of cultural authority strikes at the heart of American identity. As he shows, this crisis has occurred because America's beliefs, traditions, and ideals - civic as well as religious - are losing their power to shape the private and public lives of countless Americans. He first charts this growing crisis in America's moral and cultural order, tracing its roots early in this century to the first open phase of conflict, which began to build in the fifties and climaxed in the cultural revolution of the sixties. He goes on to examine the subsequent conservative counter-revolution, focusing throughout on the impact of this crisis on three areas vital to the health of the republic - on American identity, as in the currently contested notion of what it means to be an American; American public philosophy, including the now controversial relationship of religion and public life; and American republican character, including our distinctive emphasis on the importance of the "habits of the heart." Guinness also examines the historical role of religion in American society and its integral function in American public life. He explores how religion came to lose its power as a vital shaping force of America's moral and cultural order, and he considers the consequences of this loss. He then establishes four scenarios that range from the continued decline of religion in public life to a resurgence of faith, showing how each possible outcome could affect American society in the upcoming century. Examining closely the recent controversies over religion and politics, Guinness concludes by setting forth a vision of how we can move beyond these struggles and provide America's diverse faiths with a revitalized and constructive role in public life. --From publisher's description
A free people's suicide : sustainable freedom and the American future by Os Guinness( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural observer Os Guinness examines the American founders' belief that the American republic could remain free forever. He argues that contemporary views of freedom are unsustainable because they undermine the conditions necessary for freedom to thrive, and he proposes steps to restore sustainable freedom
Time for truth : living free in a world of lies, hype & spin by Os Guinness( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Dutch and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Time for Truth Os Guinness goes far beyond well-worn attacks on "political correctness." He shows how current assaults on truth - from the president down - have grave consequences for Western civilization and human freedom." "Yet Dr. Guinness also argues that truth is far from dead - not only is it alive and well, but it is undeniable and far from inconsequential." "Truth matters supremely, he says, because without truth there is no freedom. In fact, truth is freedom, and the only way to live free is to become a person of truth."--Jacket
The case for civility : and why our future depends on it by Os Guinness( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urges conservatives and the religious right to take greater responsibility in ending the polarization of American politics and culture, in an anecdotal history that argues that right-wing agendas are compromising the principles on which the nation was founded
Fool's talk : recovering the art of Christian persuasion by Os Guinness( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guinness offers a comprehensive presentation of the art and power of creative persuasion. Christians have often relied on proclaiming and preaching, protesting and picketing. But we are strikingly weak in persuasion-- the ability to talk to people who are closed to what we are saying. He demonstrates how apologetic persuasion requires both the rational and the imaginative. Persuasion is subversive, turning the tables on listeners' assumptions to surprise them with signals of transcendence and the credibility of the gospel
The gravedigger file : papers on the subversion of the modern church by Os Guinness( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An attempt, in fictional terms, to assess the contemporary decline in Western Christianity
Character counts : leadership qualities in Washington, Wilberforce, Lincoln, and Solzhenitsyn( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Character Counts contains brief biographical and reflective chapters about four remarkable world figures who not only withstood the extreme adversities of their offices and circumstances but flourished and grew under pressure to become people who made a difference in their times."--Jacket
Dining with the devil : the megachurch movement flirts with modernity by Os Guinness( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"He who sups with the devil had better have a long spoon"--Peter L. Berger. Today's megachurch movement should heed this warning, because of its often uncritical use of management and marketing tools to induce growth. Os Guinness provides a perceptive, thoughtful assessment of this powerful movement and its proneness to compromise with modernity. Each chapter concludes with thought-provoking questions for reflection and discussion. This book also includes two unique meditations: Søren Kierkegaard's "Fishers of Men" and Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Celestial Rail-road." --! From back cover
Fit bodies, fat minds : why evangelicals don't think and what to do about it by Os Guinness( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the retreat of the evangelical mind, explaining how evangelicalism has been dumbed down through popular culture
In two minds : the dilemma of doubt & how to resolve it by Os Guinness( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No God but God by Os Guinness( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with a call for revival and reformation, this book confronts the heart of the evangelical movement's present state of disarray: the idols in our churches and our hearts. The authors suggest ways we can avoid idolatry and get back to worshipping God alone. --From publisher's description
Long journey home : a guide to your search for the meaning of life by Os Guinness( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prophetic untimeliness : a challenge to the idol of relevance by Os Guinness( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Invitation to the classics
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Unspeakable : facing up to evil in an age of genocide and terrorThe call : finding and fulfilling the central purpose of your lifeAmerica and the world revolution, and other lecturesTime for truth : living free in a world of lies, hype & spinThe case for civility : and why our future depends on itThe gravedigger file : papers on the subversion of the modern churchCharacter counts : leadership qualities in Washington, Wilberforce, Lincoln, and SolzhenitsynDining with the devil : the megachurch movement flirts with modernity
Alternative Names
Guinness, Oswald 1941-

Os Guinness 1941-

Os Guinness American writer

Os Guinness autore e critico britannico

Os Guinness écrivain américain

Os Guinness escritor estadounidense

Os Guinness Iers universitair docent (1941-)

구니스, 오스 1941-

기네스, 오즈 1941-

기니스, 오스 1941-

オズ・ギネス

Languages
English (113)

Chinese (6)

Korean (4)

German (1)

Dutch (1)