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Ong, Walter J.

Works: 166 works in 808 publications in 12 languages and 20,034 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  History  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Contributor
Classifications: P106, 401
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Orality and literacy : the technologizing of the word by Walter J Ong( Book )

141 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,339 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
The presence of the word : some prolegomena for cultural and religious history by Walter J Ong( Book )

55 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ramus, method, and the decay of dialogue; from the art of discourse to the art of reason by Walter J Ong( Book )

45 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in English and held by 1,169 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
Rhetoric, romance, and technology; studies in the interaction of expression and culture by Walter J Ong( Book )

28 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite its title, this is not a book on rhetoric in any narrow sense, but rather concerns its general ambience and also some of its quite specific manifestations. The 13 studies 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. (Ck)
Interfaces of the word : studies in the evolution of consciousness and culture by Walter J Ong( Book )

32 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The barbarian within, and other fugitive essays and studies by Walter J Ong( Book )

17 editions published between 1954 and 1968 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays are critical explorations of literature, contemporary culture, and religion by a Jesuit priest
Fighting for life : contest, sexuality, and consciousness by Walter J Ong( Book )

30 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledge and the future of man : an international symposium by Walter J Ong( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hopkins, the self, and God by Walter J Ong( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 737 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
In the human grain; further explorations of contemporary culture by Walter J Ong( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1959 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1957 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1960 and 1981 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith and contexts by Walter J Ong( Book )

in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oralität und Literalität : die Technologisierung des Wortes by Walter J Ong( Book )

36 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter J. Ongs Standardwerk erweist sich vor dem Hintergrund des heutigen Wandels von Medien, Kultur und Gesellschaft als relevanter denn je: Es bietet in anschaulicher Weise Einblicke in den Charakter mündlicher und schriftlicher Gesellschaften und führt damit vor Augen, welche zentrale Bedeutung der Transformation von Kommunikation für die gesellschaftliche und kulturelle Entwicklung zukommt. Ong zeichnet nach, wie tiefgreifend unsere gesamte Kultur durch den Übergang von der mündlichen zur schriftlichen und dann zur elektronischen Kommunikation, durch die Entwicklung des Schreibens und Druckens umgestaltet worden ist. Dieses Buch zeigt eindrucksvoll die unterschiedliche Bedeutung mündlicher und schriftlicher Kommunikationsweisen und hilft, die 'zweite Oralität' einer digitalen Medienumgebung zu verstehen. Es beantwortet Fragen wie: welchen Stellenwert hat gesprochene Sprache in einer schriftbasierten Gesellschaft? Wie haben sich Kulturen durch immer leistungsfähigere Aufzeichnungstechniken verändert? Und in welchem Spannungsverhältnis befinden sich Oralität und Literalität im elektronischen Zeitalter? Der Inhalt Die Oralität der Sprache.- Die moderne Entdeckung primärer oraler Kulturen.- Die Psychodynamik der Oralität.- Das Schreiben konstruiert das Denken neu.- Buchdruck, Raum und Abgeschlossenheit.- Orales Gedächtnis, der Handlungsablauf, die Charakterzeichnung.- Einige Theoreme. Die Zielgruppen Dozierende und Studierende der Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft, Kulturwissenschaften, Soziologie Der Autor Walter J. Ong (1912-2003) war amerikanischer Geistlicher, Literaturwissenschaftler und Medientheoretiker
Scholae in liberales artes by Petrus Ramus( Book )

15 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why talk? : a conversation about language with Walter J. Ong by Wayne Altree( Book )

8 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in Italian and English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collectaneae praefationes, epistolae, orationes by Petrus Ramus( Book )

11 editions published in 1969 in Latin and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The presence of the word : some prolegomena for cultural and religious history
Alternative Names
Jackson Ong, Walter 1912-2003

Ong, Walter.

Ong, Walter 1912-2003

Ong, Walter J. 1912-2003

Ong, Walter Jackson.

Ong, Walter Jackson 1912-2003

Walter J. Ong Amerikaans antropoloog (1912-2003)

Walter J. Ong religioso, antropologo e filosofo statunitense

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

Walter Jackson Ong

Walter Ong

Онг, Уолтер

أونج, والتر ج.

옹, 월터 J

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

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