By Jacob E. Van Vleet
In Dialectical Theology and Jacques Ellul, Jacob E. Van Vleet argues that the paintings of Jacques Ellul is frequently—and deleteriously—misread because of inattention to the theological underpinning that governs Ellul’s inspiration. In a penetrating research, the 1st of its sort, Van Vleet offers a sizeable account of the theological constitution of Ellul’s paintings and demonstrates the determinative position that theology, particularly dialectical theology, performs in a formal realizing of Ellul.
Van Vleet bargains a big creation to Ellul’s inspiration, his contribution to theology and philosophy, and the way his philosophy of know-how is either theologically knowledgeable and culturally suitable. to boot, this paintings situates Ellul’s theological and philosophical suggestion inside an enormous genetic context, from Kierkegaard to the dialectical theologians of the 20th century.
“Jacob Van Vleet's synoptic research of Ellul's writings presents an important counterbalance to the pessimistic interpretation so usually encountered. definite, Ellul warned opposed to enslavement to human method and expertise. yet, no, he didn't condone a violent reaction. As Van Vleet's research makes transparent, Ellul supplied for wish, no longer in response to politics and the kingdom, yet on a retreat from the hunt for the illusory advantages of strength, social status, and fabric possessions, turning as an alternative towards the true merits of humility, love, and openness to the opposite. This e-book merits the widest attainable readership.” —Randal Marlin, Carleton collage