Understanding Jacques Ellul
Even the authors of this work admit that Jacques Ellul did not know everything, that he did not interpret everything accurately, but, they argue, he was one of the world's last great polymaths and one of the most salient Christian...
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Even the authors of this work admit that Jacques Ellul did not know everything, that he did not interpret everything accurately, but, they argue, he was one of the world's last great polymaths and one of the most salient Christian thinkers of his era. With the goal of offering a comprehensive appraisal of the modern world, and of the place of Christian faith in it, Ellul wrote over fifty books and a thousand articles. He addressed almost every major facet and institution of modern society and many more from previous ages and engaged his material with simplicity, sincerity, courage, and a passion that few have matched. In spite of this there has never before been a single volume introduction to his ideas and their significance. Jeffrey P. Greenman, Read M. Schuchardt and Noah J. Toly address this lack with Understanding Jacques Ellul, an interdisciplinary exploration of the different branches of Ellul's work. This essential new study illuminates is a fuller, more robust and more realistic Ellul, a man whose voice is well worth listening to, and whose mind well worth examining.
Dr. Noah J. Toly (Ph.D., University of Delaware, Urban Affairs and Public Policy) is Director of Urban Studies and Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations. Prior to joining the faculty at Wheaton, he served as Policy Fellow at the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy in the University of Delaware's School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy.
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).
Jeffrey Greenman (Ph.D., University of Virginia) is Associate Dean of Biblical and Theological Studies and Professor of Christian Ethics at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois. He is a co-author with George Sumner of Unwearied Praises: Exploring Christian Faith through Classic Hymns and is a co-editor for the books The Sermon on the Mount through the Centuries; Reading Romans through the Centuries: From the Early Church to Karl Barth and Teach Me Your Paths: Studies in Old Testament Literature and Theology.
- 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