Jacques Ellul – Introductory Reading Guide

May 22, 2015


Jacques Ellul

This week marked the anniversary of the death of Jacques Ellul….

Jacques Ellul was one of the keenest and most provocative Christian thinkers of the 20th century.

In remembrance of him, we offer this introductory reading guide, which highlights his most important books and suggests an order in which to read them.


2) The Presence of the Kingdom


The Presence of the Kingdom is Ellul’s preminent theological work. In it, Ellul calls upon Christians to be a radical presence in the world, opposing the world’s will to death with a revolutionary way of life that brings the transforming power of the gospel to bear upon all dimensions of individual as well as collective human existence.  The Presence of the Kingdom powerfully shakes up our notions of the work of the church and of what Christian faithfulness looks like.


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IMAGE CREDIT: From the Cover of Understanding Jacques Ellul