An infographic on the doctrine of cessationism. How it fits into the larger debate on miracles, and its consequent effect on the doctrine of tongues.
The book A History of the Rise and Influence of Rationalism in Europe (2 vols., 1865) is a seminal piece of literature. This well written work helps to provide valuable insights for the modern reader with the backstory on the conversion of Europe from a mystical to a rational society.
This book was written by William Lecky, an Irish-Anglican historian and politician (1838–1903). He greatly succeeded in studying and narrating the complex and evolving web of rationalism, morals, miracles, the supernatural, Catholicism, and Protestantism into a systematic and comprehensive portrait.
The following infographic was created to describe why other tongues, otherwise known as strange tongues or unknown tongues was added to I Corinthians. The results may surprise many observers — this idiom was an English Bible translation phenomenon that started in the 1500s.
A summary of the Gift of Tongues Project in three parts. The following are the results of a detailed study of the doctrine of tongues from inception until 1922. The results are drawn from the Gift of Tongues Project which had a fourfold purpose to: uncover new or forgotten ancient literature on the subject provide … Read more
The academic sources early Pentecostals used to redefine speaking in tongues.
This is the final of a four-part series covering how the traditional definition of tongues all but died and was replaced by the Pentecostal definition.
Pentecostalism remained unsettled on a universally approved redefinition or practice after the missionary crisis. The language of adoration, singing and writing in tongues, and/or a private act of devotion between a person and God were some of the alternatives practiced in place of the traditional one.
Pentecostal solutions to the missionary tongues and gibberish crisis. The reasons and logic behind Pentecostals moving from the traditional definition to a number of alternatives: a language of adoration, singing and writing in tongues, and/or a private act of devotion between a person and God. This is part-three of a four-part series covering how the … Read more
The Missionary Tongues, the Missionary Dilemma, and Gibberish. The circumstances that caused a tongues crisis in early Pentecostalism. This is part two of a four-part series on early Pentecostalism that covers how the traditional definition of tongues all but died and replaced by a wider set of expressions; the language of adoration, singing and writing … Read more
This four-part series covers how the traditional definition of tongues all but died and replaced by a wider set of expressions; the language of adoration, singing and writing in tongues, and a private prayer language. Some expressions were emphasized more than others. Neither did every Pentecostal organization agree on every redefinition either. The transformation was … Read more
The early Pentecostal writer V. P. Simmons on the Church history of tongues–an important and early contribution to the Pentecostal doctrine of tongues. V. P. Simmons is an unknown name in the annals of Pentecostal history and even more so in the general historical records. However, the impact of his historical thesis which connects the … Read more