"The fact of knowing how to read is nothing, the whole point is knowing what to read." - Jacques Ellul
Jacques Ellul (1912-1994) was born in Bordeaux, France, and educated at the universities of Bordeaux and Paris. A leader in the French resistance during World War II he was awarded the title Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem (Israel's official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust) for his efforts to save Jews. Remembered as a philosopher, law professor, sociologist, lay theologian and self-identified "Christian anarchist", the dominant theme of his more than fifty book and over one thousand articles is the threat to human freedom and Christian faith created by modern technology.
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