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, analysing 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.
Jeffrey P. Greenman is Associate Dean of Biblical and Theological Studies and Professor of Christian Ethics at Wheaton College (IL). Read Mercer 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).
Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1 Ellul's Life and Thought Chapter 2 Technology and Technique Chapter 3 Communication: Media, Propaganda and the Word Chapter 4 The City and Urbanism Chapter 5 Politics and Economics Chapter 6 Scripture Chapter 7 Ethics Chapter 8 Ellul as Christian Scholar Key Events in the Life of Jacques Ellul Bibliography Index of names Index of subjects