the gift of tongues

the gift of tongues

The ability to speak foreign languages one has never learned, one of the miracles of the Holy Spirit. The Vatican is sending a team of priests fluent in over 30 languages to investigate whether a woman truly has the gift of tongues.
See also: gift, of, tongue

the gift of tongues

the power of speaking in unknown languages, regarded as one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
When the disciples of Jesus were filled with the Holy Spirit after Pentecost (Acts 2:1–4), the gift of tongues was one of the ways in which this phenomenon manifested itself; compare with speak in tongues (at speak).
See also: gift, of, tongue
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The book is the culmination of years of study, application, and personal experience in areas operating in the gifts of the Holy Spirit, prophecies, the gift of tongues, and the gift of impartation.
Write out your homily: A great number of preachers feel that they have the gift of tongues from the Holy Spirit--while few do.
Edited by Dai Smith, the two collections range from Arthur Machen's The Gift of Tongues, Rhys Davies' Dark World and Caradoc Evans' The Coffin to Leonora Brito's Dat's Love, Gee Williams' Blood Etc and Rachel Trezise's Fresh Apples.
As well as the gift of curry he has the gift of tongues being fluent in Hindi, Gujerati, Nepal, Punjabi, Urdu and Arabic.
32) Ultimately based on a view expressed in Gregory the Great's Regula Pastoralis, the idea of a correlation between the gift of tongues and the gifts of wisdom and eloquence was current and influential in Anglo-Saxon England.
He examines possible Pentecostal contributions to current conversations between theology and science, mentioning glossolalia, the gift of tongues, a significant charism in Pentecostal theology, as a kind of leitmotiv for the diversity that could genuinely inform theological dialogues rooted in pneumatology.
Whereas the male disciples spoke in tongues, no tradition or account seems to ascribe the gift of tongues to Mary herself.
He tells us how one student tried to introduce him to her experience of the gift of tongues.
There is obvious fictional invention as when the Magi travel at supernatural speed to their appointed meeting in the desert or when the star gives them the gift of tongues to speak and understand other languages--not to mention the presence of magic.
He opens his book with a quotation from Northrop Frye: "A big library really has the gift of tongues & vast potencies of telepathic communication.
Allan Anderson's study is a welcome, richly textured account of the early decades of the spread of baptism in the Holy Spirit and the gift of tongues throughout the world.
One Church of England bishop put a note in the box of intercessions asking that "God give the primate of Canada the gift of tongues.
For many at Corinth and other Pauline cities, being moved by the Spirit meant having the gift of tongues or miracles or healing or prophecy.
21) The essentially textual nature of this vision is further elaborated by Foxe's well-known presentation of the advent of printing as a new Pentecost: "By this printing, as by the gift of tongues, and as by the singular organ of the Holy Ghost, the doctrine of the gospel soundeth to all nations and countries under heaven.
The descriptions of demonic possession which Oldridge provides where everything from the gift of tongues visited upon an illiterate Nottingham apprentice, to an infestation of imps (generally as black as soot, of course) provides a daunting social picture projected well through Oldridge's writings.