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glossolalia

 [glos″o-la´le-ah]
gibberish that simulates coherent speech.

glos·so·la·li·a

(glos'ō-lā'lē-ă),
Rarely used term for unintelligible jargon or babbling.
[glosso- + G. lalia, talk, chat]

glossolalia

/glos·so·la·lia/ (glos″o-la´le-ah) gibberish that simulates coherent speech.

glossolalia

(glô′sə-lā′lē-ə, glŏs′ə-)
n.
1. Fabricated and nonmeaningful speech, especially such speech associated with a trance state or certain schizophrenic syndromes.
2. See gift of tongues.

glossolalia

[glos′ōlā′lyə]
Etymology: Gk, glossa + lalein, to babble
speech in an unknown "language," as in "speaking in tongues" during a state of religious ecstasy when the message being transmitted through the speaker is believed to be a message from a celestial spirit or from God.

glossolalia

Psychiatry Gibberish, 'speaking in tongues'

glos·so·la·li·a

(glos'ō-lā'lē-ă)
Rarely used term for unintelligible jargon or babbling.
[glosso- + G. lalia, talk, chat]

glossolalia

‘speaking in tongues’. The production of a stream of usually meaningless sounds resembling words. Glossolalia is a skill acquired by some people who enjoy a high state of religious excitement and is often accorded respect by like-minded observers.
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Why would Paul want us to seek and receive the gift of tongues today?
Ward, however, at first concurred and then renounced the doctrine; he wondered how the gift of tongues, considered as less important than prophecy by Paul, could have a special status above the others, and that without the gift of interpretation.
Abrams, "A New Outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Mukti; Accompanied by the Gift of Tongues," Faith Work in India, 10 July 1907.
Ellis, a newspaper reporter for the Chicago Daily News, who visited in July 1907: "Have Gift of Tongues.
Stockmayer on the Gift of Tongues," Christian Alliance and Missionary Weekly, 13 March 1909, 397.
Ward, "The Prayer Circular and the Gift of Tongues," Prayer Circular, April 1907; reprinted as "The Gift of Tongues," Indian Witness, 18 April 1907, 249.
Whether or not it was fair to blame Simpson for the expectations of the Kansans, there was a flurry of interest in the gift of tongues in the Alliance.
Six years later, however, Simpson reminded his readers of the excesses among the followers of Edward living and cautioned Alliance members about a "strained and extravagant attempt to unduly exaggerate the gift of tongues.
For others, the gift of tongues provided a divinely given fluency.
By the time Parham and his students at Bethel Bible School in Topeka prayed in January 1901 for the end-times outpouring of the Holy Spirit (encouraged by Joel 2:28--29), the possible restoration of the gift of tongues had stirred interest among radical evangelicals for over two decades.