Pentecostalism A Theological Viewpoint Author:Donald L. Gelpi A journey into the Charismatic movement. — "After breakfast I felt almost physically drawn to the chapel where I sat down to pray. Following Jim's description of his own reception of the gift of tongues, I began to say quietly to myself, 'La, la, la, la.' To my immense consternation, there ensued a rapid movement of tongue and lips accompanied by... more » a tremendous feeling of inner devotion..."
So begins Father Donald Gelpi's account of his journey into the charismatic movement. His starting point was a personal one, but it led him to study the history of "divisive enthusiasm" in the Church, the nature of the charismatic gifts of the Spirit, and pastoral problems involved in today's pentecostal renewal.« less