[b-greek] Ethnos

From: Christopher Jones (cmjabbie@crosswalkmail.com)
Date: Mon Jun 25 2001 - 09:30:10 EDT

In some evangelical circles ethnos has taken on the meaning 'people group'
with a very specific nuance. In particular, they understand people group
to be any grouping of people who share a common culture that makes them
unique. Factors that can create a 'people group' are: socio-economic,
language, etc. My question is, Does such a specific meaning really apply?
Isn't ethnos a more general term and the grouping of people into
categories a more modern idea (which is useful in planning but not
linguistically accurate)?

Thanks for any insights,

Chris Jones

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