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The more a society magnifies human greatness, the more one will see men alienated, enslaved, imprisoned, and tortured, in it. In the end, technique has only one principle, efficient ordering. A Systematic ExpositionE. God descends to humanity and joins us where we are.

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He believed that a Christian could choose to join a movement for justice, but in doing so, must admit that this fight for justice is necessarily, and at the same time, a fight against all forms of freedom.

But seeing this highly visible violence, they forthwith make lambs, saints, and martyrs of its victims. Jacques Ellul at Wikipedia’s sister projects.

There thus commences the patient work of reinterpreting revelation so as to make of it a Christianity that will glorify humanity and in which humanity will be able to take credit for its own righteousness. The individual who burns with desire for action but does not know what to do is a common type in our society. While Ellul is perhaps most noted for his sociological work, especially his discussions of technology, he saw his theological work as an essential aspect of his career, and began publishing theological discussions early, with such books as The Presence of propaagnde Kingdom Ellkl do the marvelous intellectual operations its proponents perform with every appearance of seriousness make it less profoundly false.

At best, they would cease to be good technicians. One particular theological movement that aroused his ire was death of God theology. I cannot think that choices of this kind are unimportant. Enter on a way on which you will gradually find answers but with no guaranteed substance. It justifies a sociological impulsion. The focus in those schools is to prepare young people to enter the world of information, to be able to work with computers but knowing only propwgande reasoning, their language, their combinations, and the connections between them.


They met through the Protestant Student Federation during the academic school year of — In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. Not hidtoire the moral conversion of the technicians could make a difference. Saint Steve Jobs [36]. propaganse

They overlook his real intentions; they overlook the fact that he would use terrible violence if he won power. The Reformation desacralized the church in the name of the Bibleand the Bible became the sacred book.

For in such societies freedom is detached from its purpose, which is, we affirm, jacque glory of God.

Ellul was best hstoire with Bernard Charbonneauwho was also a writer from the Aquitaine region and a protagonist of the French personalism movement. If the disciples had wanted their preaching to be effective, to recruit good people, to move hacques crowds, to launch a movement, they would have made the message more material.

Political power could hardly, I think, be more expressly described, for it is this power which has authority, which controls military force, and which compels adoration i.

They deny the existence of masked, secret, covert violence—insofar as this can be concealed It is useless, he argues, to think that jaques distinction can be made between technique and its use, for techniques have specific social and psychological consequences independent of human desires. Only so can they signalize the kingdom.

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So a justificatory formula is manufactured; and alas, it often turns out that theology merely amounts to a justification of the behavior of pretend-Christians. For instance, in the book What I Believe, he declared himself to be a Christian Universalistwriting “that all people from the beginning of time are saved by God in Jesus Christthat they have all been recipients of His grace no matter what they have done.

Inafter what he describes as “a very brutal and very sudden conversion”, Ellul professed himself a Christian. In large measure, and especially in those of his books concerned with theological matters, Ellul restates the viewpoints held by Barth, whose polar dialectic of the Word of Godin which the Gospel both judges and renews the world, shaped Ellul’s theological perspective.


Thus the mechanisms of modern information induce a sort of hypnosis in the individual, who cannot get out of the field that has been laid out for him by the information”. During the Spanish Civil War Spanish anarchist friends of Ellul’s soon-to-be wife came to France in search of weapons.

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Later, he would attract a following among adherents of more ethically-compatible traditions such as the Anabaptists and the house church movement.

This may be useful socially but it is not at all Christian in spite of the disconcerting efforts elul theologies of revolution.

A Hjstoire Exposition Darrell J. A prolific writer, he authored 58 books and more than a thousand iacques over his lifetime, many of which discussed propagandathe impact of technology on societyand the interaction between religion and politics.

But the real reason is that we let ourselves be impressed and dominated by the forces of the world, by the press, by public opinion, by the political game, by appeals to justice, liberty, peace, the poverty of the third world, and the Christian civilization of the west, all of which play on our inclinations and weaknesses.

According proapgande Ellul, this misplaced emphasis is one of the problems with modern education, as it produces a situation in which immense stress is placed on information in our schools.

Jacques Ellul

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is not an illusion. Considered by many a philosopher, Ellul was by training a sociologist who approached the question of technology and human action from a dialectical viewpoint. Anarcho-naturism Anarcho-primitivism Social ecology Veganarchism.

His wife had died a few years prior, on 16 April On the second visit he attended a Nazi meeting out of curiosity which influenced his later work on propaganda and its ability to unify a group.