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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Who marked it as to-read May 18, La petite vermillon 9 books. BP PodcastChristian Worldview. Kazoobooks added it Oct 13, illuison Born in Bordeaux, France, Ellul received a doctorate in the history of law and social science in from the University of Bordeaux.

Patrick Poliitical marked it as to-read Dec 20, In contrast to politkcal recent works that de-cry the flight from politics, the present author laments the politicizing of procedures and relationships that are caricatured and blasphemed by being caught in the political net.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Leland LeCuyer marked it as to-read Jul 08, Although the book is set in the French political and economic tradition and the cases cited are often relevant to contemporary French issues and personalities, its purview is meant to have universal application.

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Rachel marked it as to-read Sep 25, Spectraz marked it as to-read Mar 14, Trivia About The Political Ill Life and Human Dignity.

Sincehe has been editor of Foi et Vie Faith and Life. Bronwyn marked it as to-read Dec 31, Thanks for telling us about the problem. His tenor and methodology is objective and scholarly, and the perspective is politicao sociological one. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. His elluk works, however, provide a more positive perspective and counterpoint to his sociological work.


Kacques to Read saving…. Here Ellul develops the notion of “technique,” a concept much broader than technology: Although influenced strongly by his early reading of the Bible Marx, Ellul has been unable to synthesize Marxist doctrine with Christianity.

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Lene added it Mar 17, Kat added it Jun 25, Vern marked it as to-read May 27, Like Rousseau, the author’s state of nature is an anthropological fiction, and his yearning for a non-statist civilization is the existential condition that more often than hhe is the harbinger of an even more totalistic society than before. Vintage Books- Political Science – pages.

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