By Mark J. Cartledge

what's the nature and serve as of the Pentecostal/Charismatic present of conversing in tongues? Charismatic Glossolalia goals to reply to this query. Drawing on targeted observations and interviews with those that themselves converse in tongues, in addition to survey information, Cartledge provides motives at the which means of this present for either the members and their church buildings. Cartledge argues that an knowing of the present of talking in tongues emerges as a logo of divine-human come upon, specially linked to the context of prayer and worship and symbolising a feeling of good looks, awe, strength, intimacy and faith-building. In theological phrases, talking in tongues could be defined as trinitarian, sacramental and as demonstrating a massive function of the dominion of God. an in depth literature overview considers fabric from the hot testomony, Pentecostal and Charismatic theology, and the behavioural and social sciences. This e-book bargains a different contribution to Pentecostal and Charismatic scholarship, in addition to the rising scholarly culture of sensible Theology.

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