Friday, October 22, 2004

I came across a letter Fr. Ong had written in response to a question and then saved (which he often did). I found the following bit interesting and suitable for sharing:

"Regarding your question as to why with so much of my educational background in Latin and philosophy and theology (and science -- I've always been a biologist at heart, in study and hobbies), I took up with English for my MA and PhD, I might say that English seemed intellectually and culturally roomier and more open than other subjects. It could encompass what they did and more -- could open the way into almost anything."


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