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This would have stirred people up; this would have been the easy way. Ellul was educated at the universities of Bordeaux and Paris. Later, he would attract a following among adherents of more ethically-compatible traditions such as the Anabaptists and the house church movement. The Theory and Culture of the MatrixRoutledge, p.

They overlook his real intentions; they overlook the fact that he would use terrible violence if he won power. The work of humanity is glorified and worshiped, while simultaneously enslaving humankind.

Jacques Ellul

The sacred then, as classically defined, is the object of both hope and fear, both fascination and dread. Also within Propaganda Ellul claims that “it is a fact that excessive data do not enlighten the reader or the listener; they drown him.

We also believe that hope is in no way an escape into the future, but that it histiire an active force, now, and that love leads us jadques a deeper understanding of reality. For they close their eyes to what the enemy is really like, to his cruelty, his violence, his lies.

They met through the Protestant Student Federation during the academic school year of — Thus the mechanisms of modern information induce a sort of hypnosis in the individual, who cannot get out of the field that has been laid out for him by the information”. The Reformation desacralized the church in the name of the Bibleand jjacques Bible became the sacred book. On the contrary, it is reality itself. In fact the political and revolutionary attitude proper to the Christian is radically different than the attitude of others; it is specifically Christian or else it is nothing.

Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity.

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The Formation of Men’s Attitudes. All this is difficult, much more so than recruiting guerillas, instigating terrorism, or stirring up the masses. Ellul explained his view in this way: Man’s enslavement is the reverse side of the glory, value, and importance that are ascribed to him.

In most of his theologically-oriented writings, Ellul effectively dismisses those charges as stemming from a radical confusion between religions as human phenomena and the unique claims of the Christian faith, which are not predicated upon human achievement or moral integrity whatsoever. Regarding technology, instead of it being subservient to humanity, “human beings have to adapt to it, and accept total change. The more a society magnifies human greatness, the more one will see men alienated, enslaved, imprisoned, and tortured, in it.

Despite the initial attraction of some evangelicals to his thinking because of his high view of Biblical texts i.

Jesus was not only a socialist but an anarchist — and I want to stress here that I regard anarchism as the fullest and most re form of socialism. Anarchism portal Socialism portal Environment portal Politics portal. This leads to concepts of progressiveness and unreserved participation with good conscience in political or scientific action. That is the kind of theology it really is, unconsciously. So they side with the enemy and countenance the enemy’s violence. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

According to Ellul, this misplaced emphasis is one of the problems with modern education, as it produces a situation in which immense stress is placed on information in our schools.

As a philosopher and theologian, he further explored the religiosity of the technological society. If propaganda can show him this ‘how’ then it has won the game; action will surely follow”. Modern protestants jacsues in the main prepared to be all things to all men, like St.

They would have formulated material goals in the economic, social, and political spheres. His constant concern was the emergence of a technological tyranny over humanity. But the real reason is that we let ourselves be impressed and dominated by the forces of the world, by the press, by public opinion, by the political game, by appeals to justice, liberty, peace, the poverty of the third world, and the Christian civilization of the west, all of which play on our inclinations and weaknesses. Jacques Ellul in Political power could hardly, I think, be more expressly described, for it is this power which has authority, which controls military force, and which compels adoration i.


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In the end, technique has only one principle, efficient ordering. This experience started the conversion histolre which Ellul said then continued over a period of years thereafter. He married Yvette Lensvelt in And they are right.

As a teenager he wanted to be a naval officer but his father made him read law. January 6, BordeauxFrance. Similar political ideas to Ellul’s appear in the writings of a corresponding friend of his, the American Elllul Stringfellowand long-time admirer Vernard Ellerauthor of Christian Anarchy.

Any attempts to modify that freedom from merely human standards of righteousness and justice amount to sinto putting oneself in God’s place, which is precisely uistoire Adam and Eve sought to do in the creation myths in Genesis.

He cannot remember them all, or coordinate them, or understand them; if he does not want e,lul risk losing his mind, he will merely draw a general picture from them. These ideological influences earned him both devoted followers and vicious enemies.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. Their admiration of the Nazis cost those people dearly. Neoliberalism and Global Order. To declare, however, that the kingdom is not of this world, that freedom is not achieved by revolt, that rebellion serves no purpose, that there neither is nor will be any paradise on earth, that there is no social justice, that the only justice resides in God and comes from him, that we are not to look for responsibility and culpability in others but first in ourselves, all this is to ask for defeat, for it is to say intolerable things.

Ellul was first introduced to the ideas of Karl Marx during an economics lecture course taught by Joseph Benzacar in —30; Ellul studied Marx and became a prolific exegete of his theories. Ellul states in The Subversion of Christianity [47] that he thinks “that the biblical teaching is clear. And the more facts supplied, the more simplistic the image”.