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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.

The Ellul Forum

The Society’s journal, the Ellul Forum, is now a twice-yearly printed publication. Issues are mailed to IJES members. Back issues of the Forum will continue to be made freely available online, after a delay of six months or one year.

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

9781532649066

Political Illusion and Reality: Engaging the Prophetic Insights of Jacques Ellul

Editied by David W. Gill and David Lovekin (2018 Pickwick / Wipf & Stock Publishers)

“This stimulating and varied international collection of essays shows how the insights of Jacques Ellul on technique, politics, propaganda and so much else help us understand what is going on today beneath the headline political turmoil, and how in various contexts those inspired by Ellul are not just thinking in fresh ways, but acting to make a difference.”

—Andrew Goddard, senior research fellow, Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics

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

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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