The Church is having a great rummage sale. Phillis Tickle in her seminal book suggests that every 500 years or so, there is a moving out of the old from the attic, decisions as to what to store, and movements towards embracing the new. This edition of the Orality Journal seeks to identify the nexus of relationships amongst orality, memory, and media. These articles, exploring topics like filmmaking, Bible translation, and digital orality, expose among other things the issue of integrating different modes of communication, whether oral, print, visual, or digital.
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This exploration investigates how to communicate in today’s “Conceptual Age,” employing digital media to connect with a predominately oral world.