gift of tongues


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gift of tongues

n.
The ability or phenomenon of spontaneous, ecstatic speech in no known language or in a language unknown to the speaker, considered as a charismatic gift in certain Christian denominations. Also called glossolalia, speaking in tongues.

[From the Apostles' speaking in tongues in Acts 2:4.]

gift of tongues

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) an utterance, partly or wholly unintelligible, believed by some to be produced under the influence of ecstatic religious emotion and conceived to be a manifestation of the Holy Ghost: practised in certain Christian churches, usually called Pentecostal. Also called: glossolalia

speak′ing in tongues′


n.
a form of glossolalia in which a person experiencing religious ecstasy utters incomprehensible sounds believed to be of divine inspiration. Also called gift of tongues.
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But Jerry, four-legged, smooth-coated, Irish terrier that he was, had the gift of tongues.
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Write out your homily: A great number of preachers feel that they have the gift of tongues from the Holy Spirit--while few do.
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23) In the context of Gregory's work, this elaboration of the gifts of the Holy Spirit hearkens back to the signs which Christ promises his followers in the passage from Mark 16 with which he began, (24) and looks forward to his next homily on Pentecost, focusing on the Holy Spirit's gift of tongues as a restoration of the "communionem unius linguae" [communion of one language] that had been lost at Babel.
He examines possible Pentecostal contributions to current conversations between theology and science, mentioning glossolalia, the gift of tongues, a significant charism in Pentecostal theology, as a kind of leitmotiv for the diversity that could genuinely inform theological dialogues rooted in pneumatology.
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He tells us how one student tried to introduce him to her experience of the gift of tongues.