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Salvation, baptism of the
Holy Spirit, & speaking in tongues:

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"Speaking in tongues" forms a major part of Charismatic and Pentecostal Christian life. This behavior is linked to an individual's salvation, and subsequent "Baptism of the Holy Spirit."

Although the phenomenon of "tongues" plays a large role in the lives of many tens of millions of conservative Christians, little attention has been paid to it by the scientific community. It is also essentially ignored or looked upon with suspicion by many other Christians.

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Topics covered in this section:

bullet Introduction: Definitions; comparison of faith groups; history.
bullet Bible passages that mention speaking in "tongues"
bullet Denominational beliefs and practices
bullet A brief essay supporting tongues by a visitor to this web site
bullet Scientific studies of speaking in tongues

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Latest update: 2015-MAY-30
Author: B.A. Robinson

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