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

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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 a…

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Kippenberg, Hans G. and Lange, Dietz, “Hypocrisy”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_09772>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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