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"No longer are we surrounded by fields, woods, and rivers, but by signs, signals, billboards, screens, labels, and trademarks: this is our universe."
― Jacques Ellul

OUR UNIVERSE
No longer are we surrounded by fields, woods, and rivers...

“Propaganda is called upon to solve problems created by technology, to play on maladjustments, and to integrate the individual into a technological world.”
― Jacques Ellul

PROPAGANDA’S END
Propaganda is called upon to solve problems created by technology...

“By thinking globally I can analyze all phenomena, but when it comes to acting, it can only be local...if it is to be honest, realistic, and authentic.”
― Jacques Ellul

ACTING LOCALLY
By thinking globally I can analyze all phenomena, but when it comes to...

“The elimination of traditional religions by modern culture is a process that creates new religions.”
― Jacques Ellul

NEW RELIGIONS
The elimination of traditional religions by modern culture is...

“When we become conscious of that which determines our life we attain the highest degree of freedom.”
― Jacques Ellul

THE HIGHEST FREEDOM
When we become conscious of that which determines our life...

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IJES News & Events

newsevents_conference-helicopterEllul Conference Planned for July 2016 in Berkeley, CA

“Politics without Illusion, Revolution without Violence”

Full information about the conference and registration, along
with a Call for Papers is now posted on a special website that
coordinates all aspects of this upcoming event.  Click here.

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THE ELLUL FORUM: A forum for articles and responses

On Terrorism, Violence and War: Looking Back at 9/11 and its Aftermath

Patrick Chastenet

On the Symbol in the Technical Environment: Some Reflections

David Lovekin

Will the Gospel Survive? Proclamation and Faith in the Technical Milieu

G. P. Wagenfuhr

 

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New Publications

9781498278881

Jacques Ellul on Violence, Resistance, and War

A timely collection of articles, edited by Jeffrey Shaw and Timothy Demy (Pickwick/Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2016)

Jacques Ellul on Violence, Resistance, and War brings together insightful essays by leading scholars on Ellul’s relevance and foresight. In these times we owe it to ourselves to consider Ellul’s wisdom. This is a thoughtful collection that will help us interpret, understand, and apply his profound ideas.”
–Jacob E. Van Vleet, Diablo Valley College

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Bernard Charbonneau

Philosopher, Social Critic, Environmentalist

“He was one of the rare geniuses of our times….He taught me how to see the reality of society, instead of looking only into my books.”
-- Jacques Ellul

Video and Multimedia Resources

The Hidden Cost of Technological Progress

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