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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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.
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.