Jacques Ellul: Essential Spiritual Writings (Modern by Jacob E. Van Vleet

By Jacob E. Van Vleet

Thomas Merton is one of the who have been deeply motivated through the paintings of Jacques Ellul (1912-1994), a French thinker and lay theologian. A notable philosopher and prophet of the 20 th century, he wrote over fifty books on a variety of subject matters: legislations, heritage, sociology, theology, even poetry. Jacques Ellul: crucial non secular Writings is the 1st anthology of his paintings and offers an amazing paintings for these encountering Ellul for the 1st time in addition to these already famililar along with his suggestion.

Throughout his paintings Ellul spoke out opposed to the "idols and myths" of the fashionable age, together with know-how, politics, materialism, and violence. His prophetic critique of contemporary civilization gained an appreciative viewers some distance past Christian circles. but this used to be just one half a venture that drew deeply on his Christian faith.

For approximately each sociological ebook he wrote, Ellul may write a theological or religious counterpart. And but this different 1/2 his paintings has obtained rather little recognition. This quantity corrects the stability, highlighting religious gem stones on prayer, wish, and common salvation. His name to reject the worship of the kingdom and to embody nonviolent activism has an abiding relevance and urgency, fairly in those instances of protracted battle and violence, gaping financial inequality, and large suffering.

Jacob E. Van Vleet is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Diablo Valley university, friendly Hill, CA, and serves at the Board of administrators of the foreign Jacques Ellul Society. he's writer of Dialectical Theology and Jacques Ellul (Fortress Press, 2014).

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