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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 recent IJES Conference just took place at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia

On June 28-30, 2018, we reconvened 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. View papers here.

 

6-Day Course on Ellul drew in 20 students!

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

9781350027091

The Green Light: A Self-Critique of the Ecological Movement

A first English edition of Bernard Charbonneau's book from 1980, translated by Christian Roy

“This important book should have been translated more than 30 years ago. Yet it is even more relevant now, in a world undergoing global climate change, than it has ever been. Daniel Cerezuelle, Christian Roy, and Piers H.G. Stephens are all to be praised for making a book by Bernard Charbonneau available to English language readers.”    –  Carl Mitcham

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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