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Jacques Ellul

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Technique has taken over the whole of civilization. Death, procreation, birth all submit to technical efficiency and systemization.

— Jacques Ellul

#technique #death

No matter what God's power may be, the first aspect of God is never that of the absolute Master, the Almighty. It is that of the God who puts himself on our human level and limits himself.

— Jacques Ellul

#god #theology #anarchy

La libertad pertenece al orden de los relámpagos, no al de la luz eléctrica.

— Jacques Ellul


The Holy Spirit alone can do this, the Holy Spirit alone can establish this link with one's neighbor.

— Jacques Ellul

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Thinking has become a superfluous exercise... purely internal, without compelling force, more or less a game.

— Jacques Ellul

#compelling #exercise #force #game #internal

For the word is dialectical in itself and at the same time is integrated into the whole of existence. By this I mean that the word is intended to be lived.

— Jacques Ellul

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In sum, thought and reflection have been rendered thoroughly pointless by the circumstances in which modern men and women live and act.

— Jacques Ellul

#been #circumstances #live #men #men and women

Mass media provides the essential link between the individual and the demands of the technological society.

— Jacques Ellul

#demands #essential #individual #link #mass

Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity.

— Jacques Ellul

#become #civilization #defining #efficiency #force

It is the emergence of mass media which makes possible the use of propaganda techniques on a societal scale.

— Jacques Ellul

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Jacques Ellul (French: [ɛlyl]; January 6 1912 – May 19 1994) was a French philosopher law professor sociologist lay theologian and Christian anarchist. And it creates an artificial system which "eliminates or subordinates the natural world. This movement is invading the whole intellectual domain and also that of conscience.

He wrote several books about the technological society propaganda and the interaction between religion and politics including Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes. Considered by many a philosopher Ellul was actually a sociologist who approached the question of technology and human action from a dialectical viewpoint. As a philosopher and theologian he further explored the religiosity of the technological society.

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