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speaking in tongues

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speaking in tongues

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) another term for gift of tongues
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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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In the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, speaking in tongues and other practices--the laying on of hands for healing, for example--that were seen as gifts of the Holy Spirit (or charismata) by their practitioners spread to non-Pentecostal denominations, including Anglicanism.
Most Frequent Misconception Regarding Walking in the Spirit and Speaking in Tongues
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.
SPEAKING IN TONGUES: MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES.
Speaking in tongues is a phenomenon central to the worship of some Christians today, including Catholics involved in the charismatic renewal.