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I. History of Religion – II. Jewish and Christian Antiquity – III. Middle Ages to Modern Times

I. History of Religion

Hypocrisy as a deliberate feigning of non-existent situations is a special case of concealment. F. Bacon made a distinction between a morally necessary silence and a passive secretiveness, and between both of these and active hypocrisy or pretence. As a sociologist, G. Simmel regarded non-disclosure as a necessary means for enabling …

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Kippenberg, Hans G. and Lange, Dietz, “Hypocrisy”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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