Jacques Ellul and the Bible: Towards a Hermeneutic of Freedom

By Jacob Marques Rollison (editor)

A collection of essays highlighting the Biblical insight of the French theologian, sociologist and anarchist Jacques Ellul

ISBN: 9780227177945


The hermeneutic contribution of the French theologian and sociologist Jacques Ellul is given new prominence in this striking collection of essays, revealing him to be one of the twentieth century’s most creative and insightful interpreters of the Bible. With a breadth of contributors ranging from established biblical scholars and theologians to pastoral practitioners, from top Ellul scholars to emerging voices – and including six first-time English translations of Ellul’s own articles – this volume not only provides a detailed overview of Ellul’s biblical approach but also constitutes a crucial moment in Ellul’s theological reception.

The essays gathered here represent a clear demonstration that the full potential of Ellul’s theological interpretation of Scripture to rejuvenate and reconfigure contemporary biblical hermeneutics has yet to be seen.

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Dimensions 234 × 156 mm

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About the Author

Jacob Marques Rollison is an independent scholar living in Strasbourg, France. He holds a PhD in theological ethics from the University of Aberdeen. He is co-author of Jacques Ellul in the Cascade Companions series, and has recently translated Ellul’s two-volume To Will & to Do: An Introduction to Christian Ethics. He is on the board of directors of the International Jacques Ellul Society.