Intro and Summaries

The Purpose of the Gift of Tongues Project:

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  1. Locate source literature on the subject
  2. digitize the original texts
  3. translate into English with critical notes
  4. trace the perception of tongues in the church from inception until modern times.

Introduction and Summaries

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Speaking in tongues quiz

How much do you know about speaking in tongues? Take this quiz and find out.


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Introductory Notes to the Gift of Tongues Project

The nature and purpose behind the Gift of Tongues Project and its methodology.


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The Worldwide impact of the Pentecostal movement and speaking in tongues

This article shows how Renewalism (Pentecostals, Charismatics, and Third-Wavers) is the fastest growing movement in Christianity. This widespread influence requires more careful attention to their tongues doctrine.


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A Catholic History of Tongues: 30 to 1748 AD.

Early, Medieval and pre-Reformation Christianity is full of references to tongues speaking or doctrinal addresses about Pentecost. See the infographic for more information.


A History of Unknown Tongues in the English Bible

The term unknown tongues is an English Bible tradition that traces back to the Reformation. See the infographic on how this transpired.


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Cessationism, Miracles, and Tongues Infographic

Theologians and thinkers throughout history have vacillated on the idea that miracles, including tongues, have ceased. This infographic follows the theory throughout its courses.


The Tongues of Corinth web-interactive

The emphasis is the connection of speaking in tongues with the ancient Jewish liturgy and the later evolution of this function in the Church. Note: it takes a long time to load. Best viewed on a desktop computer.


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Language or Tongues? The semantic battleground

Struggling with the terms language and tongues and which one is the most suitable to use for the Gift of Tongues Project


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7 Facts about Speaking in Tongues

The results so far. A short, snappy, 7 pointer.


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The Renewalist Response to the Gift of Tongues Project

The various responses and lack thereof, by the Pentecostal, Charismatic, and Third Wave Communities to the GOT Project.


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Glossolalia and Pentecostal Tongues Infographics

These are on the radar but have not been started.


Sources that help you decide for yourself

All the data you will need to make an informed choice on the subject.

The GOT Project collects and digitizes source content in both the original languages and English translations. You can decide for yourself.