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- n. Archaic form of glossolalia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as glossolalia.
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Medieval and modern writers wrongly take it for granted that the charism existed permanently at Corinth — as it did nowhere else — and that St. Paul, in commending the gift to the Corinthians, therewith gave his guaranty that the characteristics of Corinthian glossolaly were those of the gift itself.
That being true, the views of St. Paul on supernatural glossolaly must have coincided with those of St. Luke.
Now St. Paul had seen the gift conferred at Ephesus and St. Luke does not distinguish Ephesian glossolaly from that of Jerusalem.
The glossolaly thus described was historic, articulate, and intelligible.
From this last phenomenon Biblical glossolaly differs in being what St. Gregory Nazianzen points out as
What today purports to be the "gift of tongues" at certain Protestant revivals is a fair reproduction of Corinthian glossolaly, and shows the need there was in the primitive Church of the Apostle's counsel to do all things
They were the meetings of confraternities, at which prayers were offered up, devoted themselves to _glossolaly_ or prophecy, and the reading of correspondence.
Christian writings did not enter into his consideration here in the very remotest degree; but it is plain that a later generation could as easily ascribe Christian writings to the inspiration of the Spirit as St Paul ascribed glossolaly and prophecy.
St Paul himself was a master in glossolaly, more than all the Corinthians.
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