Good basic primer on preaching. Recommended by a priest with his doctorate in homiletics.Published 8 months ago by John Pfeifer
But the writing in this book is less than impressive. As a literary scholar, the scholarship is okay, but Ong makes many claims without supporting them thoroughly with much... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amanda McAvoy
I started getting a bit deeper into rhetoric at grad school, and became a pretty serious devotee of a new orality growing out of computers and the Internet. Read morePublished on April 19, 2013 by Alex Acton
For those reviewers who found this book less than commendable: you need to broaden your horizons.
For me, Ong's book was an introduction into the way societies... Read more
To paraphrase Walter Ong, "think of how difficult it is today to imagine earlier cultures where relatively few persons had ever seen a physically accurate picture of anything," or... Read morePublished on July 14, 2011 by M
This book is extremely helpful in analyzing a field of study that rarely sees the light of day. Perhaps one reason for this is the complexity of the subject matter. Read morePublished on April 4, 2011 by christopher wyecross
Orality and Literacy by Walter J. Ong is not only a book I was assigned to read in a graduate course in Linguistics but also one that I have referred back to on multiple occasions. Read morePublished on October 29, 2010 by Fr. Charles Erlandson