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I purchased the book, and though I found it difficult reading, it sufficiently piqued my interest to read other books which Ellul had written, until eventually I had acquired all thirty-two 32 books of his writings which have currently been translated into English, as well as the seven 7 books which comment on his thought and writing.
A bibliography of these primary and secondary sources is included at the conclusion of this article. In the s one ship was sunk, one was captured, and one was pirated. Without adequate insurance, he went bankrupt. Aristocratic honor being very important to him, he committed suicide, and his wife subsequently secluded herself in her home and never came out again.
Jacques Ellul was basically a "foreigner" in a country where heritage is prized and nationalism runs deep. Though both the paternal and maternal sides of his family had known great wealth, they had come upon hard times.
He spent his boyhood on the docks and wharves of Bordeaux, a seaport city, and aspired to be a sea-captain. Though a conscientious student under the strict supervision of his parents, he had to earn his own living from the time he was fifteen years of age due to the meager family means.
As a child Jacques recalled that he had only a "remote knowledge of Christianity. In the summer prior to commencing university studies Jacques reluctantly relates that he had a pre-conversion experience. He had completed his secondary school finals, and was engaged in translating Faust, when "all of a sudden I knew myself to be in the presence of something so astounding, so overwhelming, that had entered me to the very core of my being.
I jumped on a bicycle and fled. I thought to myself: I realized that God had spoken, but I did not want him to have me.
I did not want to be controlled by another. This wasafter the financial collapse of Three years later, at age 22, Jacques Ellul relates that he experienced what he called the "second stage of my conversion. I have been praying for that every night since you were born.
Jacques Ellul began to read theology, both Catholic and Protestant. It fit my strict personality. Even thought he was an active member of the Reformed Church of France.
From the hardships of his upbringing Ellul seems to have had an underlying reactive, rebellious and revolutionary attitude toward "the powers that be.
It was in the midst of such activities that he met Yvette Lensvelt, a Dutch girl who held British citizenship, who later became his wife in She had been schooled in a Catholic school, but had rejected Christianity when the priests refused to answer her prying questions.
She became very anti-Christian.
Having already trained as a nurse, she was studying law when Jacques met her. In the same year that he was marriedJacques Ellul was appointed Director of Studies at the University of Strasbourg. He held this position for three years, untilwhen the Vichy government, under the Nazi influence, determined that he was the son of a "foreigner", and had made statements hostile about German intents.
His father, Joseph, was arrested by the Germans for being a "foreigner", and Jacques saw him one more time through the prison bars, thanks to the kindness of a German guard.
His father died in at the hands of the Nazis. Learning that his wife, Yvette, born in Holland and carrying a British passport, was to be arrested as a "foreigner" also, Jacques took his bride, departed Bordeaux, and vanished into the countryside into the "free zone" just beyond the area controlled by the Nazis.
They eked out an existence from to by growing potatoes and corn, and raising sheep, chickens and rabbits. All the while they were participating in the French Resistance Movement, assisting Jewish people and others to escape the German forces.
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