Secondary Books about Ellul

Books published since the year 2000:

(Partial list, listed chronologically)


Goddard, Andrew.  Living the Word, Resisting the World: The Life and Thought of Jacques Ellul. Carlilse, Cumbria, UK: Paternoster, 2002.

Terlizzese, Lawrence J. Hope in the Thought of Jacques Ellul. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2005.

Hanks, Joyce Main (editor). The Reception of Jacques Ellul’s Critique of Technology: An Annotated Bibliography of Writings on His Life and Thought (Books, Articles, Reviews, Symposia). New York: Edwin Mellen, 2007.

Greenman, Jeffrey P., Read Mercer Schuchardt and Noah J. Toly. Understanding Jacques Ellul.  Eugene, OR: Casade Books, 2012.

Mitcham, Carl, Helena M. Jerónimo, and José Luís Garcia (editors). Jacques Ellul and the Technological System in the 21st Century.  Dordrecht: Springer, 2012.

Van Vleet, Jacob E. Dialectical Theology and Jacques Ellul: An Introductory Exposition.  Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2014.

Shaw, Jeffrey M. Illusions of Freedom: Thomas Merton and Jacques Ellul on Technology and the Human Condition. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2014.


Chastenet, Patrick, Lire Ellul: introduction à l’oeuvre socio-politique de Jacques Ellul, Presses universitaires de Bordeaux, 1992.

Troude-Chastenet, Patrick (editor). Jacques Ellul: penseur sans frontiers. Le Bouscat: L’Esprit du temps, 2005.

Rognon, Frederic. Jacques Ellul: Une pensée en dialogue. Genève: Labor et Fides, 2007.

Porquet, Jean-Luc. Jacques Ellul: l’homme qui avait (presque) tout prévu. Paris: Le Cherche Midi, 2003/2012.

Rognon, Frederic (editor). Générations Ellul: Soixante héritiers de la pensée de Jacques Ellul, Genève: Labor et Fides, 2012.

Latouche, Serge. Jacques Ellul: Contre le totalitarisme technicien. Neuvy-en-Champagne: Le Passager Clandestin, 2013.

book-introducing-jacques-ellulClassic Secondary Works on Ellul Published before 2000

Holloway, James Y. editor.  Introducing Jacques Ellul.  Eerdmans Publishing. 1970. (Includes articles by Gabriel Vahanian, William Stringfellow, Christopher Lasch, and six others.)

Fasching, Darrell J. The Thought of Jacques Ellul: A Systematic Exposition. New York: Edwin Mellen, 1981.

Christians, Clifford G. and Jay M. Van Hook (editors). Jacques Ellul: Interpretive Essays. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1981.

Gill, David W. The Word of God in the Ethics of Jacques Ellul. London: The Scarecrow Press, 1984.

Daniel B. Clendenin. “Theological Method in Jacques Ellul.” Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1987.

Lovekin, David. Technique, Discourse, and Consciousness: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Jacques Ellul. London: Associated University Press, 1991.

Troude-Chastenet, Patrick. Lire Ellul: introduction a l’oeuvre socio-politique de Jacques Ellul. Talence: Presses universitaires de Bordeaux, 1992.

Troude-Chastenet, Patrick (editor). Sur Jacques Ellul. Le Bouscat: L’Esprit du Temps, 1994.

ADDITIONS REQUESTED: Book titles that should be added to any of the lists above can be sent to Ted Lewis at tedlewis76@gmail.com

Articles about Ellul and His Writings

It is our hope to find someone to gather all articles on Ellul and assist with posting them on this website. The most comprehensive collection of this material is in Joyce Hanks’ book, “The Reception of Jacques Ellul’s Critique of Technology” which contains a comprehensive list of all articles on Ellul until 2007.