The Political Illusion by Jacques Ellul, translated from the French by. Konrad Kellen. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, rxxi, , x pp. $ Walter Kaufman once. In the tradition of Eric Hoffer and Colin Wilson, the author presents a French variant of the honest skeptic who tends to dismiss everyman’s cant in favor of his . Jacques Ellul, historian, theologian, and sociologist, is one of the foremost and widely known contemporary critics of modern technological society. Born in.

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Steve Wilkos rated it really liked it Feb 17, Although retired as a teacher, Ellul has continued writing.

Spectraz marked it as to-read Mar 14, Born in Bordeaux, France, Ellul received a ellhl in the history of law and social science in from the University of Bordeaux. Patrick Benton marked it as to-read Dec 20, The enemy is la politique, a politics that consumes too great a share of man’s time and fate.

elull La petite vermillon 9 books. Jay Jacaues is currently reading it Apr 22, His theological works, however, provide a more positive perspective and counterpoint to his sociological work. Temp rated it it was ok Sep 25, Jen illusuon it as to-read Jun 07, Among his other works are Autopsy of Revolutionwhich questions what kind of revolution is realistically possible, The Humiliation of the Wordwhich expands upon the concept of “human techniques”, and The Technological Bluffwhich discusses the state of contemporary society, especially in regard to such technologies as computers and genetic engineering and the progressive “discourse” that surrounds their societal incorporation.


In he returned to Bordeaux where he lived, wrote, served as Mayor, and taught until his death in Leonardo marked it as to-read Nov 24, Vintage Books- Political Science – pages. His tenor and methodology is objective and scholarly, and the perspective is a sociological one.

The Political Illusion

Jonathan Inkman rated it it was amazing Sep 09, Christian Faith in the World of Kazoobooks added it Oct 13, Dylan marked it as to-read Oct 26, This goes far beyond the traditional philosophy of limited government, in which the state is given only certain specified tasks, such as operating a police force and regulating traffic.

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No eBook available Amazon. His remedy, such as it is, is to depoliticize in order to repoliticize; his faith is with the customary, the pragmatic.

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The Political Illusion by Jacques Ellul

Brooks Robinson rated it it was amazing Oct 10, Christians Who Changed Their World. Peter is currently reading it Jul 23, Ellul has provided a sociopolitical as well as a theological analysis of contemporary society in more than 40 books and ajcques.

The kingdoms of this world rise and fall, but the Kingdom of God will rule in human hearts for eternity. Karl Ouch rated it liked it Oct 27, Margie marked it as to-read Apr 05, Media reporter, reviewer, producer, oplitical booker, blogger. Frdaniel rated it it was amazing Mar 27, The book has had a major impact on the collective consciousness of a society just beginning to recognize the central role and force of technology.

Jacques Ellul, historian, theologian, and sociologist, is one of the foremost and widely known contemporary critics of modern technological society. Phil Nichols rated it really liked it Dec 25,