Protestant ethic
noun Date: 1926 an ethic that stresses the virtue of hard work, thrift, and self-discipline

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  • Protestant ethic — n. WORK ETHIC: also Protestant work ethic * * * Value attached to hard work, thrift, and self discipline under certain Protestant doctrines, particularly those of Calvinism. Max Weber, in The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism… …   Universalium

  • protestant ethic — protestant ethic, protestant ethic thesis The set of values embodied in early Protestantism, which has controversially been linked to the development of modern capitalism , most famously in Max Weber s classic essays on The Protestant Ethic and… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Protestant ethic — n. WORK ETHIC: also Protestant work ethic …   English World dictionary

  • protestant ethic — noun Usage: usually capitalized P : an ethic that stresses the virtue of hard work, thrift, and self discipline * * * ˌProtestant ˈethic 7 (also ˌProtestant ˈwork ethic) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Protestant ethic. — See work ethic. Also called Protestant work ethic. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • Protestant ethic — (also Protestant work ethic) noun another term for work ethic …   English new terms dictionary

  • Protestant ethic. — See work ethic. Also called Protestant work ethic. [1925 30] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Protestant ethic — Prot′estant eth′ic n. prt soc work ethic …   From formal English to slang

  • Protestant ethic —  Протестантская этика …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • protestant ethic thesis — protestant ethic, protestant ethic thesis The set of values embodied in early Protestantism, which has controversially been linked to the development of modern capitalism , most famously in Max Weber s classic essays on The Protestant Ethic and… …   Dictionary of sociology

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