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Abstract: The term “ethos” designates the character — the prevailing values and attitudes toward life — of a group, such as an ethnic group, a nation, or all members of a larger cultural community. Wh…

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Bernhard Lang, “Ethos”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 24 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2016

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