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Ong, Walter J.

Works: 230 works in 1,023 publications in 16 languages and 25,993 library holdings
Genres: Literature  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliographies  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Honoree, Speaker
Classifications: P35, 401
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Orality and literacy : the technologizing of the word by Walter J Ong( )

240 editions published between 1982 and 2020 in 16 languages and held by 4,981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the blurb: Profound changes in thought processes and in personality and social structures were brought about by the invention of writing and the transformation from one stage of consciousness to another: from primary oral cultures to literate ones. Walter Ong here surveys and interprets the extensive work done during the last few decades, by himself and others, on the differences between orality and literacy
Interfaces of the word : studies in the evolution of consciousness and culture by Walter J Ong( )

36 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Interfaces of the World, Walter J. Ong explores the effects on consciousness of the word as it moves through oral to written to print and electronic culture
Rhetoric, romance, and technology; studies in the interaction of expression and culture by Walter J Ong( )

32 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 2,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is not a book on rhetoric in any narrow sense, but rather concerns its general ambiance and also some of its quite specific manifestations. The thirteen chapters that comprise the book move chronologically from the Renaissance up to the present time. Chapter 2 shows the continuity of verbal expression during the English Renaissance with earlier speech and thought patterns before the invention of writing. In the third chapter, a detailed report is given on the entire production of English-language books on rhetoric and poetic and literary criticism or theory during the Tudor age, from the late 15th through the beginning of the 17th century. The fourth chapter indicates the central significance of the art of memory. The chapters from 5 through 12 treat the interrelationships between social institutions and modes of thought and expression (Latin Language Study as a Renaissance Puberty Rite; Ramist Classroom Procedure and the Nature of Reality; Ramist Method and the Commercial Mind; Swift on the Mind: Satire in a Closed Field; Psyche and the Geometers; Associationist Critical Theory; J.S. Mill's Pariah Poet; Romantic Difference and the Poetics of Technology; and The Literate Orality of Popular Culture Today). The final chapter centers on the history of the humanities to show that they have not been the same in all ages, and that they are always in a state of crisis
Hopkins, the self, and God by Walter J Ong( )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 2,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General Manley Hopkins was not alone among Victorians in his attention to the human self and to the particularities of things in the world around him, where he savoured the ‘selving or ‘inscape’ of each individual existent. But the intensity of his interest in the self, as a focus of exuberant joy as well as sometimes of anguish, both in his poetry and his prose, marks him out as unique even among his contemporaries. In these studies Professor Ong explores some previously unexamined reasons for Hopkins’ uniqueness, including unsuspected connections between nineteenth-century sensibility and certain substructures of Christian belief.Hopkins was less interested in self-discovery or self-concept than in what might be called the confrontational or obtrusive self – the ‘I,’ ultimately nameless, that each person wakes up to in the morning to find simply there, directly or indirectly present in every moment of consciousness. Hopkins’ concern with the self grew out of a nineteenth-century sensibility which was to give birth to modernity and postmodernity, and which in his case as a Jesuit was especially nourished by the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola, concerned at root with the self, free choice, and free self-giving. It was also nourished by the Christian belief in the Three Persons in One God, central to Hopkins’ theology courses and personal speculation, and very notable in the Special Exercises. Hopkins appropriated and intensified his Christian beliefs with new nineteenth-century awareness: he writes of the ‘selving’ in God of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Hopkins’ pastoral work, particularly in the confessional, dealing directly with other selves in terms of their free decisions, also gave further force to his preoccupation with the self and freedom. ‘What I do,’ he writes, ‘is me.’Besides being concerned with
Fighting for life : contest, sexuality, and consciousness by Walter J Ong( )

32 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 1,986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fighting for Life is a book about contest, the agonia of the Greek arena, and its roots in male life, especially academia. Ong describes this work as an 'excavation' which was prompted by his previous explorations of such areas as the characteristics of oral and literate cultures, Peter Ramus and his 16th-century intellectual milieu, and the early dominance and more recent decline of classical rhetoric in education. In Fighting for Life, he weaves the results of a year's study of agonistic structures running through the biological, social, and noetic worlds. Describing his text as an 'essay in noobiology,' the biological roots of human consciousness, Ong claims that 'contest has been a major factor in organic evolution and it turns out to have been a major, and seemingly essential, factor in intellectual development.' . . . The work is a valuable synthesis of a wide body of research and theory."-Rhetoric Society Quarterly
The presence of the word : some prolegomena for cultural and religious history by Walter J Ong( Book )

64 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We wish here to pursue the story of the word among men as a natural myster, a key point at which Christian revelation (and, preceding it, Hebrew revelation) establishes contact with human existence--Preface
Language as hermeneutic : a primer on the word and digitization by Walter Jackson Ong( )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Language in all its modes--oral, written, print, electronic--claims the central role in Walter J. Ong's acclaimed speculations on human culture. After his death, his archives were found to contain unpublished drafts of a final book manuscript that Ong envisioned as a distillation of his life's work. This first publication of Language as Hermeneutic, reconstructed from Ong's various drafts by Thomas D. Zlatic and Sara van den Berg, is more than a summation of his thinking. It develops new arguments around issues of cognition, interpretation, and language. Digitization, he writes, is inherent in all forms of "writing," from its early beginnings in clay tablets. As digitization increases in print and now electronic culture, there is a corresponding need to counter the fractioning of digitization with the unitive attempts of hermeneutics, particularly hermeneutics that are modeled on oral rather than written paradigms. In addition to the edited text of Language as Hermeneutic, this volume includes essays on the reconstruction of Ong's work and its significance within Ong's intellectual project, as well as a previously unpublished article by Ong, "Time, Digitization, and Dalí's Memory," which further explores language's role in preserving and enhancing our humanity in the digital age"--
Ramus, method, and the decay of dialogue; from the art of discourse to the art of reason by Walter J Ong( Book )

55 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Renaissance logician, philosopher, humanist, and teacher, Peter Ramus (1515-1572) is best known for his attack on Aristotelian logic, his radical pedagogical theories, and his new interpretation of the cannons of rhetoric. His work, published in Latin and translated into many languages, has influenced the study of Renaissance literature, rhetoric, education, logic, and - more recently - media studies." "A canonical text for enthusiasts of media, Renaissance literature, and intellectual history, Ramus, Method, and the Decay of Dialogue is a review of the history of Ramist scholarship and his quarrels with Aristotle. A key influence on Marshall McLuhan, with whom Ong enjoys the status of honorary guru among technophiles, this study remains the most detailed account of Ramus's method ever published."--Jacket
The barbarian within, and other fugitive essays and studies by Walter J Ong( Book )

21 editions published between 1954 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays are critical explorations of literature, contemporary culture, and religion by a Jesuit priest
Knowledge and the future of man : an international symposium by Walter J Ong( Book )

20 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and Japanese and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the human grain : further explorations of contemporary culture by Walter J Ong( Book )

7 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Catholic crossroads; religious-secular encounters in the modern world by Walter Jackson Ong( Book )

22 editions published between 1959 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontiers in American Catholicism; essays on ideology and culture by Walter J Ong( Book )

19 editions published between 1957 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwin's vision and Christian perspectives by Walter J Ong( Book )

12 editions published between 1960 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Df-Fighting for Life Me by Walter J Ong( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Df-Rhetoric Romance and Technology Me by Walter J Ong( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Ong reader : challenges for further inquiry by Walter J Ong( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith and contexts by Walter J Ong( Book )

in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholae in liberales artes by Petrus Ramus( Book )

17 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Orality and literacy : the technologizing of the word
The presence of the word : some prolegomena for cultural and religious historyRamus, method, and the decay of dialogue; from the art of discourse to the art of reasonAn Ong reader : challenges for further inquiryFaith and contextsWalter Ong's contributions to cultural studies : the phenomenology of the word and I-thou communicationLanguage, culture, and identity : the legacy of Walter J. Ong, S.J.Constant motion : Ongian hermeneutics and the shifting ground of early modern understanding
Alternative Names
Jackson Ong, Walter

Jackson Ong, Walter 1912-2003

Ong, Walter

Ong, Walter, 1912-

Ong, Walter 1912-2003

Ong, Walter J. 1912-2003

Ong, Walter Jackson.

Ong, Walter Jackson, 1912-

Ong, Walter Jackson 1912-2003

Walter J. Ong Amerikaans antropoloog (1912-2003)

Walter J. Ong philosophe et historien américain

Walter J. Ong religioso, antropologo e filosofo statunitense

Walter J. Ong US-amerikanischer katholischer Geistlicher, Literaturwissenschaftler, Medientheoretiker

Walter Jackson Ong

Walter Ong religioso, antropologo e filosofo statunitense

Онг, Уолтер

أونج, والتر ج.

والتر ج. أونج، 1912-2003

والتر جيه. اونج

والتر جی. اونگ

옹, W. J. 1912-2003

옹, 월터 J. 1912-2003

월터 옹 1912-2003

ウォルター・J. オング

オング, W-J.

オング, ウォルター・J

オング, ウォルター ジャクソン