The next IJES Conference is set for Regent College. On June 28-30, 2018, we will reconvene for our bi-annual IJES Ellul conference on the beautiful campus of Regent College, situated just one mile from the coastline in the northwest tip of Vancouver, British Columbia. For jazz fans, these dates overlap the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Contact Coastal Jazz for more information.
Registration fee will be $120 ($60 students/unemployed).
A call for papers is now active, and submissions can be sent directly to email@example.com Deadline is October 1, 2017. For more information about the theme of the conference and the call for papers, open this PDF file: Ellul Conference 2018
Jacques Ellul is best known as one of the premier voices of the 20th century analyzing the emergence, characteristics, and challenges of the “technological society” — the growing and seemingly irresistible dominance of technological tools, processes, and values over the whole of life and the whole of the world. But the Bordeaux sociologist simultaneously produced almost as many works of biblical study and reflection as he did regarding works of sociology. In these studies Ellul delivered brilliantly creative insights as well as provocative challenges to traditional theology. All serious students of Ellul, whether part of faith communities like Ellul (in the French Reformed Church) or not (like his colleague and best friend Bernard Charbonneau), have found interaction with his theological writings an essential complement to the study of his great sociological works. This conference will seek a multi-perspectival hearing of Scripture stimulated by Ellul’s works.
“Politics without Illusion, Revolution without Violence: Reviewing the Contributions of Jacques Ellul“
“Communicating Humanly in an Age of Technology and Spin”
“Prophet in the Technological Wilderness: A Centenary Celebration & Critical Review of Jacques Ellul (1912 – 1994)”