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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

The next IJES Conference is set for Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia

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 (Canada).  Along with Wheaton College in Illinois, Regent also holds an archival collection of Ellul writings and articles.

 

6-Day Course on Ellul in Conjunction with the 3-Day Conference

Learn more about this summer course at Regent College: Jacques Ellul: Prophet in the Technological Wilderness.

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!

THE ELLUL FORUM: A Forum for Articles and Responses

Fall Edition #60 is now available to read.  Featuring...


Jacques Ellul’s Dialectical Theology: Embracing Contradictions about the Kingdom in the New Testament  by Kevin Garrison


Social Propaganda, and Trademarks
  by Richard L. Kirkpatrick

Introducing Ellul

Short Biography of Ellul

What is Technique?

Ellul’s Social Commitments

Theme: Apocalypse and Utopia

New Publications

Spiritual Writings of Jacques Ellul

The Spiritual Writings of Jacques Ellul

A new anthology of Ellul writings by Jacob E. Van Vleet

For nearly every sociological book he wrote, Ellul would write a theological or spiritual counterpart. And yet this other half of his work has received relatively little attention. This volume corrects the balance, highlighting spiritual gems on prayer, hope, and universal salvation. His call to reject the worship of the state and to embrace nonviolent activism has an abiding relevance and urgency.

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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