The Info List - Os Guinness

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OS GUINNESS (born September 1941) is an English author and social critic. He has lived in the United States since 1984.


* 1 Early life and education * 2 Career * 3 Personal life

* 4 Bibliography

* 4.1 Authored books * 4.2 Edited works

* 5 References * 6 External links


Born on 30 September 1941 in China, to medical missionaries working there, Guinness is the great-great-great-grandson of Arthur Guinness , the Dublin brewer. He returned to England in 1951 for secondary school and eventual college.

Guinness received a B.D. (honours) from the University of London in 1966 and a D.Phil. from Oriel College, Oxford
Oriel College, Oxford
, in 1981.


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Os Guinness, with apologist Bill Edgar , at the Cambridge Inter-Collegiate Christian Union 2013 main event, St. Andrew the Great, Cambridge, England.

In the late 1960s, Guinness was a leader at the L\'Abri community in Switzerland and, after Oxford, a freelance reporter for the BBC.

In 1984, Guinness went to the United States and became, first, a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center
Woodrow Wilson Center
, and later a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution
Brookings Institution

From 1986 to 1989, Guinness served as Executive Director of the Williamsburg Charter Foundation and was the leading drafter of the Williamsburg Charter , a bicentenial clarification and reaffirmation of the religious liberty clauses of the first amendment. He also co-authored the public school curriculum "Living With Our Deepest Differences".

In 1991, along with Alonzo McDonald , he founded the Trinity Forum and served as Senior Fellow until 2004. Since then he has been a Senior Fellow with the EastWest Institute
EastWest Institute
in New York, and is currently a Senior Fellow with the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics.

Guinness has lectured in many of the leading universities across the world, and in other major venues addressing political and business leaders.

He was the primary drafter of "The Global Charter of Conscience", published at the European Union Parliament in Brussels in June 2014.


Guinness currently lives in McLean, Virginia
McLean, Virginia
, with his wife Jenny. They have one son, CJ, who is a businessman in New York.


Guinness has written or edited more than 30 books. The following are a subset of the books written and edited between 1973 and present, in chronological order.


* —— (1973), The Dust of Death: A Critique of the Establishment and the Counter Culture and the Proposal for a Third Way, Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press . * —— (1976), In Two Minds: The Dilemma of Doubt & How to Resolve It, Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press . * —— (1983), The Gravedigger File, Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press * —— (1992), The American Hour: A Time of Reckoning and the Once and Future Role of Faith, New York: Macmillan/Free Press . * —— (1993), Dining With the Devil: The Megachurch Movement Flirts With Modernity, Ada, MI: Baker . * —— (1994), The Dust of Death: The Sixties Counterculture and How It Changed America Forever, Wheaton, IL: Crossway . * —— (1994), Fit Bodies Fat Minds: Why Evangelicals Don't Think and What to Do About It, Ada, MI: Baker .