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Shame

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

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(usually בּוֹשׁ, αἰσχύνη ), a painful sensation, occasioned by the quick apprehension that reputation and character are in danger, or by the perception that they are lost. It may arise, says Dr. Cogan, from the immediate detection, or the fear of detection, in something ignominious. It may also arise from native diffidence in young and ingenuous minds, when surprised into situations where they attract the especial attention of their superiors. The glow of shame indicates, in the first instance, that the mind is not totally abandoned; in the last, it manifests a nice sense of honor and delicate feelings, united with inexperience and ignorance of the world. (See MODESTY).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Shame'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​s/shame.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
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