The Dust of Death by Os Guinness audiobook

The Dust of Death: The Sixties Counterculture and How It Changed America Forever

By Os Guinness
Read by Gildart Jackson

Blackstone Publishing 9780891077886

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781094165387

  • ISBN: 9781094165370

  • ISBN: 9781094165394

Runtime: 16.42 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In 1968, at the climax of the sixties, Os Guinness visited the United States for the first time. There he was struck by an impression he’d already felt in England and elsewhere: beneath all the idealism and struggle for freedom was a growing disillusionment and loss of meaning. “Underneath the efforts of a generation,” he wrote, “lay dust.”

Even more troubling, Christians seemed uninformed about the cultural shifts and ill-equipped to respond. Guinness took on these concerns by writing his first book, The Dust of Death. In this milestone work, leading social critic Guinness provides a wide-ranging, farsighted analysis of one of the most pivotal decades in Western history, the 1960s. He examines the twentieth-century developments of secular humanism, the technological society, and the alternatives offered by the counterculture, including radical politics, Eastern religions, and psychedelic drugs.

As all of these options have increasingly failed to deliver on their promises, Guinness argues, Westerners desperately need another alternative―a Third Way. This way “holds the promise of realism without despair, involvement without frustration, hope without romanticism.” It offers a stronger humanism, one with a solid basis for its ideals, combining truth and beauty. And this Third Way can be found only in the rediscovery and revival of the historic Christian faith.

First published in 1973, The Dust of Death is now in audio as part of the IVP Signature Collection, featuring a new preface by the author. This classic will help listeners of every generation better understand the cultural trajectory that continues to shape us and how Christians can still offer a better way.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The Dust of Death helped give me the intellectual confidence to critique culture and defend the Christian faith.” Douglas Groothuis, author of Christian Apologetics

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Author Bio: Os Guinness

Author Bio: Os Guinness

Os Guinness, DPhil, is the author or editor of more than thirty books, including Renaissance, The Global Public Square, A Free People’s Suicide, Unspeakable, The Call, Time for Truth, and The Case for Civility. A frequent speaker and prominent social critic, he has addressed audiences worldwide from the British House of Commons and the US Congress to the St. Petersburg Parliament. He has been a guest scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies and a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution. He was the lead drafter of the Williamsburg Charter, celebrating the First Amendment, and has also been senior fellow at the EastWest Institute in New York, where he drafted the Charter for Religious Freedom. He also coauthored the public school curriculum Living with Our Deepest Differences. He has had a lifelong passion to make sense of our extraordinary modern world and to serve as liaison between the worlds of scholarship and ordinary life, helping each to understand the other, particularly when advanced modern life touches on the profound issues of faith.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 16.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English