Jacques Ellul: Prophet in the Technological Wilderness

Speaker(s): David Gill, Jeffrey Greenman
Date: Summer 2018
Length: 5h 57m
Product ID: RGDL4813S

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French sociologist and lay theologian Jacques Ellul (1912-94) was one of the most penetrating and provocative Christian thinkers of the 20th century. Today, Ellul's original and penetrating critique of technique and the technological society seem more urgent and incisive than ever. His works on biblical studies and Christian ethics, in their turn, continue to be the subject of increasing study and in-the-trenches application. This course explores both aspects of Ellul's work, examining their relevance for our thought and practice today.


A. Introduction: Biography & Bibliography

B. Technique & Technology // Politics & the State

C. Propaganda & Communications

D. Ethics & Social Change


See All Audio by David Gill Jeffrey Greenman

David W. Gill is the President of the International Jacques Ellul Society and served as Carl I. Lindberg Professor of Apllied Ethics at North Park University in Chicago. His publications include The Word of God in Ethics of Jacques Ellul, Peter the Rock: Extraordinary Insights from an Ordinary Man, and The Opening of the Christian Mind.

Jeffrey Greenman is President of Regent College. He previously served as Associate Dean of Biblical and Theological Studies and Professor of Christian Ethics at Wheaton College. He has co-authored many books, including Understanding Jacques Ellul and Unwearied Praises: Exploring Christian Faith through Classic Hymns. He is also a member of a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Christian Ethics.

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