The Presence of the Word: Some Prolegomena for Cultural and Religious History

The Presence of the Word: Some Prolegomena for Cultural and Religious History

by Walter J. Ong
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300099738

ISBN-13: 9780300099737

Pub. Date: 09/10/1967

Publisher: Yale University Press

Terry Lectures. A religious philosopher's exploration of the nature and history of the word argues that the word is initially and always sound, that it cannot be reduced to any other category, and that sound is essentially an event manifesting power and personal presence. His analysis of the development of verbal expression, from oral sources through the transfer to

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Terry Lectures. A religious philosopher's exploration of the nature and history of the word argues that the word is initially and always sound, that it cannot be reduced to any other category, and that sound is essentially an event manifesting power and personal presence. His analysis of the development of verbal expression, from oral sources through the transfer to the visual world and to contemporary means of electronic communication, shows that the predicament of the human word is the predicament of man himself.

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ISBN-13:
9780300099737
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/10/1967
Series:
Terry Lectures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.85(d)

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