Charismatic Gifts In Early Christian Worship

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The New Testament spiritual gifts-especially prophecy, tongues, and interpretation, along with healing-continued to manifest themselves in the life of the church up to and beyond the fourth century. Evidence in the literature from this period indicates that these gifts were respected among the "established" church leadership, referred to by important theologians, and practiced especially throughout the "underground" church.

The question of spiritual gifts in worship has become a crucial...


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