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: 0816610436

ISBN-13: 9780816610433

Pub. Date: 05/28/1981

Publisher: University of Minnesota 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:
9780816610433
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
05/28/1981
Pages:
360

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