The Christian doctrine of tongues from 100 to 300 AD
As you see, there are only a few but important references during this time. This lack of literature during this period is a problem in every realm of Christian studies. The literature available on the subject greatly increases shortly after.
Tertullian is credited for introducing the Greek-based framework of Christianity into the Latin world. His writings established the fundamentals of Western Christianity.
He was a disciple of Polycarp, who himself was apparently a disciple of John the Evangelist. Best known for his work among the people of southern France in the first century.
Origen had an incredible combination of both faith and learning that was unequalled in his era. Almost every movement looks to Origen for supporting their view of tongues. The following article explores these different opinions and looks to the actual sources to find which one is correct.