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Ong, Walter J.

Works: 145 works in 777 publications in 16 languages and 19,487 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  History  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree
Classifications: P106, 401
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Orality and literacy : the technologizing of the word by Walter J Ong( Book )

221 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 2,644 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 )

54 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,410 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 )

48 editions published between 1955 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,163 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 )

30 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interfaces of the word : studies in the evolution of consciousness and culture by Walter J Ong( Book )

33 editions published between 1977 and 1989 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 878 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 )

17 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting for life : contest, sexuality, and consciousness by Walter J Ong( Book )

29 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New York's lower east side was said to be the most densely populated square mile on the face of the earth in the 1890s. City health inspectors called the neighborhood "the suicide ward" and referred to one particular tenement--in an official Health Department report, no less--as an "out and out hog pen." Diarrhea epidemics raged each summer, killing thousands of city children. Sweatshop babies with smallpox and typhus dozed in garment heaps destined for fashionable Broadway shops. Desperate mothers paced the streets to soothe their feverish children, and white mourning cloths hung from every building. A third of children living in the slums died before their fifth birthday. By 1911, the child death rate had fallen sharply and The New York Times hailed the city as the healthiest on earth. In this witty and highly personal autobiography, public health crusader Dr. Sara Josephine Baker explains how this remarkable transformation was achieved. By the time she retired from the New York City Health Department in 1923, Baker was famous worldwide for saving the lives of 90,000 children. The public health programs Baker developed, many still in use today, have probably saved the lives of millions more. She also fought for women's suffrage, toured Russia in the 1930s, and captured "Typhoid" Mary Malone, twice. She was also an astute observer of her times, and Fighting for Life is one of the most honest, compassionate memoirs of American medicine ever written"--Provided by publisher
Hopkins, the self, and God by Walter J Ong( Book )

12 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 662 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 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1957 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1960 and 1981 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith and contexts by Walter J Ong( Book )

in English and held by 203 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 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 1969 in Latin and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of Ong and media ecology : essays in communication, composition and literary studies( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each of the essays in this collection builds on the scholarship or ideas of Walter J. Ong, S.J., and, in so doing, suggests fruitfulavenues of exploration for contemporary scholars. Taken as a whole, these essays call attention to human expression and expressiveness - orality, writing, print, visual imagery: the whole variety of human communication. Grounded in disciplines ranging from anthropology to literature, the essays both show the increasing value of Ong's thought and the wonderful contribution it makes to understanding human life
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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

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