Tracking the Sincere Believer : "Authentic" Religion and the Enduring Legacy of Joseph Smith Jr.
Givens, Terryl L.,Neilson, Reid L.
Joseph Smith Jr. : Reappraisals After Two Centuries
Oxford University Press
"This essay attempts to do three different things. First, it explores how the notion of sincerity has been used by believers and nonbelievers alike to make claims about the truth of Mormonism. Second, it focuses on sincerity as a concept and explores why it can be a problem rather than a solution. And finally, it suggests some other possible framings for the exploration of Mormon history."[Author's introduction]