How glossolalia entered the christian doctrine of tongues vernacular and became the entrenched form of interpretation.
The 1800s was the era of a major transition in the interpretation and understanding of the doctrine of tongues. This is a time when the traditional interpretation which consisted of a supernatural spontaneous utterance of a foreign language gave way to enigmatic themes such as ecstatic utterances, prophetic utterance, ecstasy, and glossolalia.
This article navigates through this journey of doctrinal change; demonstrating the names, places, and events.
Table of Contents
- Why speaking in tongues became a popular item for scholars to publish in the 1800s
- Ecstasy vs. Glossolalia
- The people behind the new definition
- The propagation of the new definition
- August Neander and his influence on Philip Schaff in promoting tongues as an ecstatic utterance
- The expansion of the new definition into the world of English literature