The American Hour
"In "The American Hour", Guinness examines the growing crisis in ^America's moral and cultural order. In particular, he explores its impact ^on three areas which he considers vital to the health of America: on ^identity, as in the currently contested...
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"In "The American Hour", Guinness examines the growing crisis in ^America's moral and cultural order. In particular, he explores its impact ^on three areas which he considers vital to the health of America: on ^identity, as in the currently contested notion of what it means to be an ^American^on American public philosophy, including the now controversial ^relationship of religion and public life^and on American republican character, including the distinctive emphasis ^on the importance of the "habits of the heart".^Guinness goes on to set forth a vision of a reforged public philosophy, ^one through which we can solve the practical questions of living with our ^deepest differences. He also sees the possibility of a new, vital and ^constructive role for religion in American public life.
An internationally known writer and speaker on religion and public life brilliantly ananlyzes the causes of our current moral malaise. Guinness examines how perilously close we have come to losing the shared beliefs, traditions and ideals that have helped shape America and sets forth a compelling view of a new role for religion.
Os Guinness was born in China and educated in England. He did undergraduate studies at the University of London and postgraduate work at Oriel College, Oxford, where he earned a D.Phil in the social sciences. Formerly a guest scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies and Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Os is currently Senior Fellow at the Trinity Forum in McLean, Virginia. Widely traveled, he has written or edited more than twenty books, including "The American Hour," "Time for Truth, "and "The Call," He makes his home in northern Virginia. ý"From the Hardc