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Sincerity : how a moral ideal born five hundred years ago inspired religious wars, modern art, hipster chic, and the curious notion that we all have something to say (no matter how dull)

Author: R Jay Magill
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explores the history, religion, art, and politics behind the history of sincerity, spanning a timeline dotted with Protestant theology, paintings by the insane, French satire, and the anti-hipster movement.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R Jay Magill
ISBN: 9780393080988 0393080986
OCLC Number: 755704986
Description: 272 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Reform thyself! --
A saint's heart --
Those tricky bourgeois gentlemen --
Natural man redeemed --
Romantic escapes --
Cascading cynicism --
Long live "sincerity" --
Hip affected earnestness.
Responsibility: R. Jay Magill, Jr.

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A cultural and intellectual history of sincerity, from its emergence during the Protestant Reformation to its present incarnations and adversaries.  Read more...
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Sincerity is a serious and engaging cultural history painted on an admirably large canvas, yet Magill is careful not to take himself too seriously, as evidenced in his snarky asides and chatty Read more...

 
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