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Ellul, Jacques (1912–1994)

  1. David B. Malone

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc0491

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

How to Cite

Malone, D. B. 2011. Ellul, Jacques (1912–1994). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


Jacques César Ellul, born January 6, 1912 with a self-described varied ethnic heritage in Bordeaux, France, was a sociologist, historian, and lay theologian. Dying May 19, 1994, he left a literary legacy that is found in more than fifty books in French, many of which were translated into English and several other languages.


  • Ellul, Jacques (1912–1994);
  • sociologist, historian, and lay theologian;
  • vicinity of bordeaux;
  • Karl Marx, influences upon his thinking;
  • Ellul's best-known work, the technological society;
  • propaganda and the political illusion;
  • Ellul, and French reformed church;
  • personalist movement;
  • glory of human creativity, in technological realm