Understanding Jacques Ellul

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Jacques Ellul (1912-1994) was one of the world's last great polymaths and one of the most important Christian thinkers of his time, engaging the world with a simplicity, sincerity, courage, and passion that few have matched. However, Ellul is an often misunderstood thinker. As more than fifty books and over one thousand articles bear his name, embarking on a study of Ellul's thought can be daunting. This book provides an introduction to Ellul's life and work, analyzing and assessing his thought across the most ...

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Overview

Jacques Ellul (1912-1994) was one of the world's last great polymaths and one of the most important Christian thinkers of his time, engaging the world with a simplicity, sincerity, courage, and passion that few have matched. However, Ellul is an often misunderstood thinker. As more than fifty books and over one thousand articles bear his name, embarking on a study of Ellul's thought can be daunting. This book provides an introduction to Ellul's life and work, analyzing and assessing his thought across the most important themes of his scholarship. Readers will see that his remarkably broad field of vision, clarity of focus, and boldly prophetic voice make his work worth reading and considering, rereading and discussing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610974318
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/12/2012
  • Pages: 174
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey P. Greenman is Associate Dean of Biblical and Theological Studies and Professor of Christian Ethics at Wheaton College (IL).

Read M. Schuchardt is Associate Professor of Communication at Wheaton College (IL).

Noah J. Toly is Director of Urban Studies and Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations at Wheaton College (IL).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Ellul's Life and Thought 1

Chapter 2 Technology and Technique 19

Chapter 3 Communication: Media, Propaganda, and the Word 38

Chapter 4 The City and Urbanism 60

Chapter 5 Politics and Economics 81

Chapter 6 Scripture 98

Chapter 7 Ethics 121

Chapter 8 Ellul as a Christian Scholar 145

Key Events in the Life of Jacques Ellul 161

Bibliography 163

Index 171

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