1. The doctrine of tongues: 477–999 AD
The authors during this period wrote some carefully thought-out pieces on the doctrine of tongues.
John of Damascus
He was a Syrian monk and priest known not only for his theological views, but for writing hymns and music. He held a knowledge of many fields including law and philosophy.
The Venerable Bede
The only native of Great Britain to be named the high honour of Doctor of the Church by the Catholic authorities. He deserves the title. His writing style is both technical and easy to read.
Andrew the Fool
An interesting character from the Eastern Church who performed insanity as a way to overcome the vices of this world. There was one event where he is attributed to speaking in tongues—at a host party of a friend’s father. The tongues interlude unfolds in a way we are not used to but this doctrine does have its oddities.
2. The doctrine of tongues: 1000 AD
Psellos was a writer, philosopher, politician, and master of the Greek language. He was an intellectual pompous genius. His coverage of Nazianzus’ tongues paradox shows all his ability in explaining tongues in detail. The neglect of his work, along with most in this era, is a big oversight by academics and reference materials.
- Psellos on the Christian doctrine 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 doctrine of Tongues in the Original Greek
3. The doctrine of tongues: Aquinas @ 1250 AD+
If Renewalists read Aquinas, they would find a much more detailed framework for supernatural living than what they have developed today. Aquinas had the ability to collate and understand ancient material and present it in a cohesive manner appetizing for the Western critical mind. His conclusions still hold value for today.
- Thomas Aquinas on the Miracle of Tongues Intro
- Aquinas on Psalm 54:9
- A translation of his Lectures on I Corinthians
- 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.