speaking in tongues


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speaking in tongues

speaking in tongues

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) another term for gift of tongues

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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While the small Assemblies of God congregation goes through all the traditional trappings of a Pentecostal service, there is one notable absence: speaking in tongues, a defining trait of the faith.
In her Speaking in Tongues, Felicitas Goodman approached glossolalia psychologically and argued that it involved a trance or spirit possession.
Speaking in tongues is a phenomenon central to the worship of some Christians today, including Catholics involved in the charismatic renewal.
Since early Pentecostalism in India has received little attention, this essay briefly explores the three stages of the movement: the appearance of paranormal phenomena from the beginning of the awakening in 1905; incidents of persons speaking in tongues in 1906; and happenings that came on the heels of reports from the Azusa Street revival, called by Bartleman the "American Jerusalem.