Voices from the Gods: Speaking with Tongues - Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Religion 19 (Hardback)David Christie-Murray (author)
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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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm