Preface  in  The Humiliation of the Word

Book Chapter by Jacques Ellul

of Ellul’s forty books (others could have been added), as well as in ten of his six-hundred-odd articles. In Prayer and Modern Man (1970), for example, Ellul examines the difficulties we experience in prayer stemming from our present “tragic crisis…

Chapter 2: Idols and the Word  in  The Humiliation of the Word

Book Chapter by Jacques Ellul

…speaking. God is the liberator.(Among the countless works on Christian freedom, I refer the reader to Martin Luther’s, and to the following modern studies: Roland de Pury, Le Libérateur [Geneva: Labor et Fides, 1957]; Jacques Ellul, The Ethics of Freedom,…

The Nuclear Reality: Beyond Niebuhr and the Just War

Article by Donna Schaper

…compelling temptation for human beings to use them. Jacques Ellul probed the deeper reasons why human beings must get control of weapons and weapons systems or be controlled or destroyed by them. In a technological society, Ellul points out, People…

The Nature and Function of Theology

Article by David F. Wells

…(New York: Scribner’s, 1948-1949). 23  Ellul‘s principal work is his The Technological Society, trans. John Wilkinson (New York: Vintage Books, 1964), but see also his The Technological System, trans. Joachim Neugroschel (New York: Continuum, 1980). Ellul‘s thought is helpfully analyzed…