The Dust of Death: The Sixties Counterculture and How It Changed America Forever
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The Dust of Death: The Sixties Counterculture and How It Changed America Forever  -     By: Os Guinness

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

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"The prolific Guinness, always with his finger on the pulse of our Western societies, considers the state of our civilization, its fraying at the edges, now more deeply tearing toward the center, and how Christians can and must be salt and light in this newly loosed menagerie,"---Christian Renewal. As prescient as when it was first released in 1973. 368 pages, softcover. InterVarsity.

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Title: The Dust of Death: The Sixties Counterculture and How It Changed America Forever
By: Os Guinness
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 376
Vendor: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: 2020
Weight: 15 ounces
ISBN: 0830848592
ISBN-13: 9780830848591
Stock No: WW848591

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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 back in print as part of the IVP Signature Collection, featuring a new design and new preface by the author. This classic will help readers of every generation better understand the cultural trajectory that continues to shape us and how Christians can still offer a better way.

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Os Guinness (DPhil, Oxford) was born in China and educated in England. He is the author of more than thirty books, including The Call, Renaissance, Fool's Talk, Impossible People, and Last Call for Liberty. He has been a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and a senior fellow at the EastWest Institute. A frequent speaker, prominent social critic, and passionate advocate of freedom of religion and conscience, he has addressed audiences worldwide.

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