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Jacques Ellul Books – An Introductory Reading Guide

Jacques Ellul Books

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 to Jacques Ellul books , highlighting his most important books and suggesting an order in which to read them.


Our Guide to Jacques Ellul Books

1) The Technological Society


We recommend starting with The Techonological Society, as it is undoubtedly the main work for which Ellul is known outside Christian circles.  This book provides a sociological framework for understanding the culture and context in which Ellul was writing, and is very useful in helping us reflect on our deep reliance upon technology in the 21st century.

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