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The Conscience of the Autobiographer

Ethical and Religious Dimensions of Autobiography

  • John D. Barbour

Part of the Studies in Literature and Religion book series (SLR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 183-199

About this book

Introduction

This book argues that the writing of autobiography raises crucial issues of conscience as an author tries to know, assess, and represent character. Individual chapters explore such issues as the nature of truthfulness, characterization, the virtues, shame, and the religious dimensions of conscience.

Keywords

argue biography ethics individual knowledge nature truth writing

Authors and affiliations

  • John D. Barbour
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  1. 1.St. Olaf CollegeNorthfieldUSA

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