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Author Christie-Murray, David, author.

Title Voices from the gods : speaking with tongues / David Christie-Murray
Published London : Routledge, 2019
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Series Routledge library editions. Sociology of religion ; volume 19
Routledge library editions. Sociology of religion ; volume 19
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Contents; Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Tongues in Non-Christian Cultures; 2 The First Whitsun; 3 From Jerusalem to Corinth; 4 Tongues before the Reformation; 5 From the Reformation to 1800; 6 The Nineteenth Century; 7 Nineteenth-century Spiritualism; 8 The Twentieth Century: Christian Tongues; 9 Tongues in Twentieth-century Spiritualism; 10 The Charismatic Movement; 11 Psychological and Medical Glossolalia; 12 Debate and Discussion: Christian Tongues I
13 Debate and Discussion: Christian Tongues II14 Debate and Discussion: The Psychology and Effects of Tongues; 15 Debate and Discussion: Spiritualist Tongues; 16 Summary and Conclusion; Appendix 1 Cases with Unusual Features; Appendix 2 Development of a Tradition; Appendix 3 A Television Experience; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index
Summary Glossolalia (paranormal speaking in tongues) and zenolalia (paranormal speaking in allegedly foreign languages) are features of many sub-cultures and religions. The most obvious example is Pentecostalism, where every believer in many denominations is expected to speak in tongues at least once - the gift in other cultures being limited to individuals, shamans and mediums. This book, first published in 1978, surveys the practice of 'speaking in tongues' in anthropology, Christianity and spiritualism, and provides an analysis of the psychological, theological and linguistic considerations of the phenomenon
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 25, 2019)
Subject Glossolalia.
RELIGION -- Comparative Religion.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429020635