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2018 Ellul Conference in Vancouver, Canada

 

“Jacques Ellul and the Bible: A Cross-Disciplinary Exploration”

 

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 dgill@ethixbiz.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

To register, please proceed to our conference website.

Take a 6-Day Course on Ellul, get credit (or audit),

and go to the conference for no extra fee.

“Jacques Ellul: Prophet in the Technological Wilderness”
taught by David Gill & Jeffrey Greenman

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.

 

To access a promotional flyer for the conference: 2018 Ellul IJES Conf Flyer.

 

Past Conferences

 

2016 Berkeley, California

“Politics without Illusion, Revolution without Violence: Reviewing the Contributions of Jacques Ellul

 

2014 Ottawa, Ontario

 “Communicating Humanly in an Age of Technology and Spin”

 

2012 Wheaton, Illinois

“Prophet in the Technological Wilderness: A Centenary Celebration & Critical Review of Jacques Ellul (1912 – 1994)”