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Praying in the Spirit: What They’re Saying Now: Some Non-Charismatics Reevaluate Tongues

Thus the participants in this turn-of-the-century movement—once socially despised and theologically ridiculed—practice their prayer language in the dinning rooms of Hyatt Regencies and to the cordial acceptance of many non-Pentecostal Bible scholars.




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Some Marvelous Effects of Praying in the Spirit


Works Cited

Anderson, Robert Mapes. Vision of the Disinherited: The Making of American Pentecostalism (New York: Oxford University Press, 1979).

Dillow, Joseph. Speaking in Tongues (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1975).

Dunn, James D. G. Baptism in the Holy Spirit: A Re-examination of the New Testament Teaching of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in Relation to Pentecostalism Today (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1970).

———. Jesus and the Spirit: A Study of the Religious and Charismatic Experience of Jesus and the First Christians As Reflected in the New Testament (Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1975).

Hitt, Russel T. The New Wave of Pentecostalism: A Second Look. Reprinted from Eternity July 1963:1-8

Lindsell, Harold. “The Gift of Tongues.” Christianity Today 11 April 1969: 27-28.

———. “Tests for the Tongues Movement.” Christianity Today 8 December 1972: 8-12.

———. The Holy Spirit in the Latter Days. (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1983).

MacArthur, John F., Jr. The Charismatics: A Doctrinal Perspective. (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1978).

Packer, J. I. Keep in Step with the Spirit. (Old Tappan, NJ: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1984).

Stott, John R. W. Baptism and Fullness: The Work of the Holy Spirit Today (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1977), 2nd ed.

Synan, Vinson, ed. Aspects of Pentecostal-Charismatic Origins (Plainfield, NJ: Logos International, 1975).

Unger, Merrill F. New Testament Teaching on Tongues (Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1971).


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Category: Spirit, Winter 1999

About the Author: Robert W. Graves, M. A. (Literary Studies, Georgia State University), is the co-founder and president of The Foundation for Pentecostal Scholarship, Inc., a non-profit organization supporting Pentecostal scholarship through research grants. He is a Christian educator and a former faculty member of Southwestern Assemblies of God College in Waxahachie, Texas, and Kennesaw State University (adjunct). He edited and contributed to Strangers to Fire: When Tradition Trumps Scripture and is the author of Increasing Your Theological Vocabulary, Praying in the Spirit (1987 and Second Edition, 2017) and The Gospel According to Angels (Chosen Books, 1998).

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