Cessationism, Miracles, and Tongues: Part 2

Last updated on November 25th, 2017 at 05:30 am

This is part 2 of the series on cessationism, miracles, and tongues. There are two thoughts addressed in this article. Firstly, why miracles were de-emphasized during the Reformation. Secondly, an analysis on the protestant revision of miracles in the early church.

For information on this overall series and a general summary go to Cessationism, Miracles and Tongues: Part 1

The Excess of Miracles in the Medieval World

Cessationism or the

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Cessationism, Miracles, and Tongues: Part 1

Last updated on November 25th, 2017 at 05:22 am

This four-part series follows the perceptions of miracles and the doctrine of cessationism from inception until now in the protestant church, especially as it relates to the doctrine of tongues.

Table of Contents

  • Part 1
  • Introduction
  • Reasons for the rise of Cessationism
  • Part 2
  • The Excess of Miracles in the Medieval world
  • The earlier De-Emphatics: John Chrysostom, Augustine Bishop of Hippo, Cyril of Alexandria*, and Thomas
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A Catholic History of Tongues: 30 to 1748 AD

Last updated on March 11th, 2018 at 03:57 am

A catholic history of speaking in tongues from the first Pentecost until the rule of Pope Benedict the XIV, 1748 A.D.

This summary is the first portion of a three-part series on the christian doctrine of tongues from inception until the 1920s. For a general overview about the christian doctrine of tongues and the framework that governs the following research, see Summary of the Gift of Tongues: Introduction.

The following

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Summary of the Gift of Tongues Project

Yesterday, October 22nd, this article encouraged readers to wait for the book to come out. Unfortunately, the book idea is stalled again. But that is good news. Too many people have come to this article wanting a summary now. Your request has resulted in a two-part summary being developed. It is nearly complete and will be posted. Part I should be ready by October

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Thomas Aquinas on the Doctrine of Tongues: Conclusion

Answers to the christian doctrine of tongues from the writings of Thomas Aquinas.

Thomas Aquinas

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Aquinas’ aspects of the miracle of tongues in Church history and practice
  • The tongues of Pentecost and Corinth
  • The miracle of speaking over that of hearing
  • The merging of prophecy with speaking in tongues
  • Tongues in the thirteenth-century church liturgy
  • What he meant by unknown tongues
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction

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    Aquinas on Tongues: ICor 14:27-33

    A translation of Thomas Aquinas on I Corinthians 14:27-33 from the Latin into contemporary English.

    Translated from the Latin text: Reportationes 088 R1C cp 14 Pg. 390 lc6

    I Corinthians 14:27 – 33


    The Apostle maps out here how they ought to conduct themselves in regards to the gift of tongues. In respect to this, he does it in two ways. With the first he shows in which they ought to utilize the gift of tongues. With

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    Aquinas on Tongues: ICor 14:23-26

    A translation of Thomas Aquinas on I Corinthians 14:23 — 26 from the Latin into contemporary English.

    Translated from the Latin text: Reportationes 088 R1C cp 14 Pg. 389ff lc5

    I Corinthians 14:23 – 26


    A gloss suggests that perhaps in this place a different reason commences for making clear the purpose. But according to what has been written, it is not, except for one reason which has been settled and as it were, he is in

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    Aquinas on Tongues: ICor 14:18-22

    A translation of Thomas Aquinas on I Corinthians 14:18 — 22 from the Latin into contemporary English.

    Translated from the Latin text: Reportationes 088 R1C cp 14 Pg. 389 lc4

    I Corinthians 14: 18 – 22


    Ic4. This apostle shows the excellency of the gift of prophecy over the gift of tongues by the reasons which had been established on his own part. And concerning this he does two things: first he brings thanks concerning the gift

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