Collecting all ancient texts referring to the gift of tongues

Charles A. Sullivan writes to say that his Gift of Tongues Project is up and running:

 It has been a while, but I have the majority of ancient church writings located, digitized, organized, and analyzed for the Gift of Tongues Project. Of course, there is always more to do, but a sound framework is in place. Here is the actual source texts along with some other apparatus.

This is a new website, and a useful resource.  While the Charismatic movement of the 1980s has faded rather, the basic idea – just what do the early Christians say about the gift of tongues – is a subject that will appeal to many.

Well done.


2 thoughts on “Collecting all ancient texts referring to the gift of tongues

  1. Well done, indeed! And thank you for letting us know! It’s been one of those things I’ve been wondering about for years (with both more or less ‘Pentecostal’, and Anglican ‘Charismatic’, fellow students and friends in the late 1970s), reading a bit about, and pondering, St. Paul’s fine points on ‘tongues’ and interpretation – and never getting around even to begin attempting to search the Fathers!

  2. It’s a good thing to do. But I don’t think there’s much preserved in the Fathers, 99% of which is lost, remember.

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