The Gift of Tongues Project has a fourfold agenda:
- 1. uncover new or forgotten ancient literature on the subject
- 2. provide the original source texts in digital format
- 3. translate the texts into English and add some commentary
- 4. to trace the dogma of tongues in the Church from inception until now.
More Details on this Project
- Introductory Notes to the Gift of Tongues Project
- The Worldwide impact of the Pentecostal movement and speaking in tongues
- Summary of the Gift of Tongues Project — this article has been deprecated.
The following is what has been found, indexed, translated, and critically analyzed. . . there is still much more material to parse through that has not been completed. New ones are being added on a monthly basis, and old ones are often updated.
- Irenaeous: Irenaeous on the Gift of Tongues
- Origen: Origen on the Gift of Tongues
- The text of “De Trinitate” as it relates to the tongues dogma:
- The Greek and Latin texts on the Dogma of Tongues found in De Trinitate
- An English Translation of the Tongues Passages found in De Trinitate
- Notes on the Dogma of Tongues in De Trinitate.
- Epiphanius on the Gift of Tongues:
- A Commentary on the Problem Tongues of Corinth attributed to Epiphanius.
- Technical Notes about the Epiphanius Text on the Problem Tongues of Corinth
- The Epiphanius Text on the Tongues of Corinth in English
- The Greek Epiphanius Text on the Problem Tongues of Corinth
- The Latin Epiphanius Text on the Tongues of Corinth
- Cyril of Jerusalem:
Cyril of Jerusalem on the Miracle of Pentecost
- Gregory Nazianzus
- Gregory Nazianzus’ on the Dogma of Tongues
Introduction to Gregory Nazianzus’ contribution to the tongues dogma.
- Gregory Nazianzus’ Oration 41:15-16. A source Greek text on Oration 41:15-16
- An English Translation of Oration 41:15-16. Translated by Alex Poulos
- Gregory Nazianzus’ Oration 41:15-16 in the Latin Several Latin texts side-by-side on Oration 41:15-16
- Gregory Nazianzus’ Oration 41:15-16 in the Syriac
- An English Translation of Rufinus’ fifth century Latin of Gregory’s “On Pentecost” 41:15-16
- Is Tyrannius Rufinus a Reliable Translator?
- Nazianzus’ Tongues of Pentecost Paradox
- Maximus the Confessor’s seventh century Greek text and commentary regarding Gregory’s On Pentecost 41:16. By Alex Poulos
- Nicetas of Serrone’s 11th century Greek text and commentary regarding Gregory’s On Pentecost 41:15. and 41:16. By Alex Poulos
- See also Michael Psellos below.
- John Chrysostom
- The Acts of the Apostles, Homily IV
- Homilies on the Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians, Homilies XXXV-XXXVI
- Augustine, Bishop of Hippo
- Augustine on the Tongues of Pentecost: Intro
- Augustine on the Tongues of Pentecost in English
- An analysis of Augustine on Tongues and the Donatists
- Cyril of Alexandria
- An introduction to this Church Father and the reasons for translating and analyzing his works.
- Cyril of Alexandria on Tongues: Zephaniah
- Cyril of Alexandria on Tongues: Acts
- Cyril of Alexandria on Pentecost: problems with the Acts fragment
- Cyril of Alexandria on Tongues: I Corinthians
- Notes on the Cyrillian catena on I Corinthians 14:10
- Notes on the Cyrillian catena on I Corinthians 14:15
- The Mysterious αναπληρών of I Corinthians 14:16
- Cyril of Alexandria on Tongues: Conclusion
- The Greek and parallel Latin texts of Cyril of Alexandria
- The Ambrosiaster Text on I Corinthians chapters 12-14:
- The Venerable Bede
- The Venerable Bede on the Dogma of Tongues
- Bede’s Initial Commentary on the Book of Acts 2:1-19
- Notes on Bede’s Works on the Book of Acts
- A Book of Reflection on the Acts of the Apostles 2:1-18
- Final Thoughts concerning Bede on the Dogma of Tongues.
- The Works of Bede in the original Latin
A digital version of the texts written by Bede as it relates to the dogma of tongues.
- Michael Psellos
- Psellos on the Christian Dogma of Tongues Intro
- An English Translation of Michael Psellos text on Pentecost
- Technical Notes on the Psellos Translation
- A Commentary and Analysis of Psellos’ Tongues of Pentecost.
- Michael Psellos 11th century Greek text and commentary regarding Gregory’s On Pentecost By Alex Poulos
- Psellos on the Dogma of Tongues in the Original Greek
1200 AD –
- Thomas Aquinas
- Thomas Aquinas on the Miracle of Tongues Intro
- Aquinas on Psalm 54:9
- A translation of his Lectures on I Corinthians
- 1. I Corinthians 12:10
- 2. Selected portions of I Corinthians Chapter 13
- 3. I Corinthians Chapter 14:1-4, IC1
- 4. I Corinthians Chapter 14:5-12, IC2
- 5. I Corinthians Chapter 14:13-17, IC3
- 6. I Corinthians Chapter 14:18-22, IC4
- 7. I Corinthians Chapter 14:23-26, IC5
- The Latin texts of Psalm 54:9 and Corinthians attributed to Aquinas on Tongues
- Summa Theologica, On the Grace of Tongues in English, IIa IIae q. 176
- The Latin version of On the Grace of Tongues
Note: Scroll two-thirds down the page to reach QUAESTIO 176
- Thomas Aquinas on the Miracle of Tongues
The final analysis and conclusion of all his works.
- The unknown tongues controversy
- The Unknown Tongues in the English Bible
- The Unknown Tongues in the English Bible Part 2
Technical aspects of this study.
- The Irvingite movement and its universal impact
- Why Ecclesiastical Writings have been neglected on this subject
- The History of Tongues as an Ecstatic Utterance:
- Introduction to the History of Glossolalia
- The Origins
- Early Objections to Glossolalia in Reference to Church Dogma
- Examining the Source Books on Glossolalia and Christian tongues
- Analyzing and Grading Patristic Usage in the Source Books on Glossolalia
- A Critical Look at Tongues and Montanism
- Eusebius on Montanism
- The Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles, California:
- The Apostolic Faith Newspaper on the Azusa Street Revival.
- The Apostolic Faith newspaper — this one is published in 1906, the first volume
- The complete publications of The Apostolic Faith newspaper can be found at the Pentecostal Archives.
- A New Kind of Tongues. How the definition of tongues changed somewhere between 1906 and 1907. A summary and link to Gary B. McGee’s excellent article on the pentecostal movement in the late 1800s and beyond.