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Jacques Ellul - Quotes

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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.

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.

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

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

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

The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief. ---->>>

The orchestration of press, radio and television to create a continuous, lasting and total environment renders the influence of propaganda virtually unnoticed precisely because it creates a constant environment. ---->>>

Prayer holds together the shattered fragments of the creation. It makes history possible. ---->>>

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

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

The intellectual who wants to do her work properly must today go back to the starting point: the woman whom she knows, and first of all to herself. It is at that level, and at no other, that she ought to begin to think about the world situation. ---->>>

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

All human language draws its nature and value from the fact that it both comes from the Word of God and is chosen by God to manifest himself. But this relationship is secret and incomprehensible, beyond the bounds of reason and analysis. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: 01-06, 1912
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Die: 05-19, 1994
Occupation: Philosopher
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Jacques Ellul (French: [ɛlyl]; January 6, 1912 – May 19, 1994) was a French philosopher, sociologist, lay theologian, and professor who was a noted Christian anarchist. Ellul was a longtime Professor of History and the Sociology of Institutions on the Faculty of Law and Economic Sciences at the University of Bordeaux (wikipedia)