Sociologist Jacques Ellul is renowned for his analysis of the emergence, characteristics, and challenges of the “technological society”—the growing and seemingly irresistible dominance of technological tools, processes, and values over the whole of life and the whole of the world. Yet, the Bordeaux sociologist produced almost as many works of biblical study and reflection as he did works of sociology, offering brilliant creative insights as well as provocative challenges to traditional theology.
This conference will seek a multi-perspectival hearing of Scripture stimulated by Ellul’s works. Program details will be posted on the IJES Conference site in late January 2018. Conference registration is also available at this site.
In conjunction with this conference, Regent College will be offering a course from June 25–30, 2018 titled “Jacques Ellul: Prophet in the Technological Wilderness,” taught by David Gill and Jeffrey Greenman. The course includes attendance at the Jacques Ellul conference. You may register for the course here (course registration opens Feb 21).