L’éthique de Jacques Ellul et de Bernard Charbonneau
à l’heure des défis écologiques et technologiques
The Ethics of Jacques Ellul and Bernard Charbonneau in
an age of Ecological and Technological Challenge
Colloque Strasbourg, 2022
(merci, Jerome Ellul, for the camera work!)
Special speaker Jean Hertz, a Jewish man whose parents were saved by Jacques Ellul during the time of the French Resistance, expressed his gratitude and told the story of aid provided by Ellul and others, including Daniel Cérézuelle’s aunt.
This paper discusses the anthropologist Edward Hall’s proposal that culture consists of three levels–formal, informal and technical–in order to elaborate on Ellul’s discussion of technique and ethics.
This essay examines the finer grains of Ellul’s resistance to damaging interpretations and applications of Genesis 1 and 2 to develop a theological anthropology and ethic of living soil; an anthropology and ethic derived from Ellul’s work that can cultivate a reckoning with creaturely existence in a creation made and sustained by a free and loving Creator, and generate constructive actions from this reckoning.
In this paper, Landgraf explores the implications of “data-mining” as a form of resource extraction within capitalistic society, contrasting this to non-extractive forms of culture that are more sustainable.
View her PowerPoint presentation (from March 11) Ellul and Economic Growth slides