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Guinness, Os

Overview
Works: 218 works in 377 publications in 4 languages and 11,152 library holdings
Genres: Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Meditations  Case studies  History  Reviews 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor
Classifications: E169.1, 327.73
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Os Guinness
 
Most widely held works by Os Guinness
Articles of faith, articles of peace : the religious liberty clauses and the American public philosophy( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invitation to the classics( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 692 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 )

22 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in English and held by 684 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 655 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
America and the world revolution, and other lectures by Arnold Toynbee( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 561 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
The call : finding and fulfilling the central purpose of your life by Os Guinness( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 531 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?
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 404 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 )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 354 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
The global public square : religious freedom and the making of a world safe for diversity by Os Guinness( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 312 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 gravedigger file : papers on the subversion of the modern church by Os Guinness( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 296 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 289 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 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What shapes the message of the church? The Bible and Spirit? Or society and culture? Os Guinness points out perils of compromise in the church growth movement
Fool's talk : recovering the art of Christian persuasion by Os Guinness( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 250 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
Fit bodies, fat minds : why evangelicals don't think and what to do about it by Os Guinness( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 249 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 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A free people's suicide : sustainable freedom and the American future by Os Guinness( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 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
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 )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 185 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 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 151 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 <em>Renaissance, </em> 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
 
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Invitation to the classics
Alternative Names
Guinness, Oswald 1941-

Os Guinness

Os Guinness American writer

Os Guinness autore e critico britannico

Os Guinness écrivain américain

Os Guinness escritor estadounidense

구니스, 오스

기네스, 오즈

기니스, 오스

オズ・ギネス

Languages
English (98)

Chinese (6)

Korean (3)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Unspeakable : facing up to evil in an age of genocide and terrorAmerica and the world revolution, and other lecturesThe call : finding and fulfilling the central purpose of your lifeTime 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