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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...

“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...

“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...

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IJES Conferences

The next IJES Ellul Society conference will be held in downtown Chicago in mid-July 2024.

Roosevelt University will serve as the host site for this milestone event. As this year will be the 70th anniversary of The Technological Society (and the 60th anniversary of the English edition), it is fitting that we revisit Ellul's magnum opus with fresh eyes and critical engagement.

The Ellul Forum

The Society’s journal, the Ellul Forum, is now a twice-yearly printed publication. Issues are either mailed to IJES members or sent as PDF files as requested. Newest issues of the Forum will continue to be made freely available online after a delay of six months.

The aim of the Forum is to promote awareness and understanding of Ellul’s life and work and encourage a community of dialogue on these subjects. The Forum publishes work by and about Jacques Ellul and about themes relevant to his life and thought, from historical, contemporary, or creative perspectives. Content is published in English and French.

Introducing Ellul

Short Biography of Ellul

What is Technique?

Ellul’s Social Commitments

Theme: Apocalypse and Utopia

New Publications

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Technique, Discourse, and Consciousness: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Jacques Ellul

By David Lovekin

Published by Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2022

“There is simply no other book that so carefully and brilliantly explores the deeper philosophical roots and significance of Jacques Ellul’s pathfinding volumes on technique / technology."  -- David Gill

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

NEW BOOK by Daniel Cérézuelle with excerpts by Charbonneau and Ellul on ecology themes...

la nature du combat: Pour une révolution écologique

Video and Multimedia Resources

The Hidden Cost of Technological Progress

Current Drift

Engaging Today’s Issues With Ellul

A new blog for engaging contemporary issues that Ellul himself would have engaged. Read more.

Wanted: guest authors who can write short pieces
Wanted: responders who can write comments
Wanted: readers who can resist the drift!

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