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The Presence of the Word: Some Prolegomena for Cultural and Religious History

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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 vi ...more
Paperback, 378 pages
Published September 10th 1967 by Yale University Press (first published 1967)
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Naum
Apr 26, 2012 Naum rated it it was amazing
The single review on Amazon.com is titled "Please make sure your trays are in the upright and locked..."… …and I must concur, this book is a portent, a wondrous ride, into an examination of orality v. literacy. Things you thought you knew you question and other bits dent the cranium, with a foreboding of realms hitherto un-conjured.

Must add more to this, as this blurb may strike as cryptic, but I need to reread to even wrestle with the content -- how spoken word manifests, the cultural manifest
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