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Bibliology (BibleDoctrine) Presbyterian

Author:
Mackie, Alexander

e-Sword Version:
9.x - 10.x

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I: THE GIFT OF TONGUES IN THE APOSTOLIC CHURCH .... 17

Theories concerning the gift all open to objections.
The Mythical theory.
The Narrative in Acts regarded as a history a miracle of speaking a miracle of hearing a permanent endowment, or an epideilctic miracle.
"The eighteen benedictions." An archaic language. A tongue controlled by God.
Other references to the tongues. Considerations based on the Greek terminology. The tongues probably a disorderly ecstasy.

CHAPTER II: SOME FORMS OF RELATED PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PHENOMENA 26

References to the gift in patristic literature: Irenseus;
Tertullian.
The reformation and the revival of tongues.
Speaking in other languages viewed by the mediaeval mind as a sign of divine favor: St. Francis Xavier; St. Hildegarde.
As a sign of demon influence: The Alchemists; Roger Bacon and the Brazen Head.
As a sign of a distemper.
For a warning against impending danger.
In witchcraft. Evil spirits understand other languages.
The magic power of a name. The name Jehovah. Names written on charms.
Among primitive peoples: Names dangerous to pronounce.
Healing words. Mr. Austin; Anthony Knivet.
Words used in exorcisms. The language of sorcery.
Magic formulae of witchcraft.
The use of meaningless words in songs.
Hepworth Dixon and the Agapemone.
The semi-insane and the semi-responsible. Criminal argot.
Religious movements in the Middle Ages of an abnormal motor character.
The Pastoreaux. The children of the Amsterdam Orphan House. St. Brigette's Convent, etc. Rev. John Mason.
Revival phenomena: George Fox, John Wesley, Charles Wesley, Band Room Methodists. Jumpers. Redruth Chapel. The Kentucky Revival.
Spiritualism. The Amana Community. Trance Preaching. Mediumistic utterances. Charles H. Foster.
 

CHAPTER III: THE URSULINE NUNS AND THE DEVILS OF LOUDUN .... 58

The Carmelite miracles.
The Ursuline Convent.
Urban Grandier his personality his enemies.
The Ursuline nuns become demon-possessed. Characteristics of the possession.
Louis XIII causes a formal investigation.
Grandier accused.
The possessed are found to be able to speak foreign languages.
Evidences of fraud.
Grandier put to death.
 

CHAPTER IV: THE CAMISARDS OR FRENCH PROPHETS 70

The name Camisard.
The origin of the movement.
The method of inducing the prophetic spirit.
Migration to England of Marion, Cavalier, and Page.
Sir Richard Bulkeley.
Camisard prophecies and miracles.
Betty Gray restored to sight.
Fage, Cavalier and others speak in tongues.
Sexual irregularities.

CHAPTER V: THE SHAKERS AND THE MILLENNIAL CHURCH 82

The French prophets and the Wardleys.
Ann Lee her family, social position and leadership of the Society.
The sexual life revealed to be the root of human depravity.
Ann Lee's imprisonment.
Her religious experiences.
The Shakers emigrate to America.
Early proselyting and persecutions.
Character of Ann Lee. Her gifts as a prophet or seer.
She works miracles.
Other views of her character.
Shaker practice of dancing naked; promiscuous bathing as a religious rite; tendencies toward perversion in the vita sexualis; exhibitionism ; mortification gifts ; flagellation.
After the death of Ann Lee.
Joseph Meacham and Lucy Wright.
The Kentucky revival.
Shaker theology. The nature of God. The millennium.
Their religious exercises: Dances and gifts, the jerks, the laughing gift.
The tongues among the Shakers.
Cases of tongues: Ann Lee; Father William; Seth Youngs; Latin spoken.
Brown's experiences: Eleazar Rand; Lamson; Betsey Looge; Eunice Chapman; Dr. Dwight. The wordless songs.

CHAPTER VI: REV. EDWARD IRVING AND THE CATHOLIC APOSTOLIC CHURCH OR IRVINGITES 129

Rev. Edward Irving his birth, early life, and education life in London.
Opinions regarding Irving: Thomas Carlyle; James Bridges; Barry Cornwall; Meade C. Williams.
Irving's alleged lack of a sense of humor his eagerness for the supernatural his utter want of common sense.
At the "York" in Prince's Street. Mr. Craig's story.
Dr. Chalmers' estimate of Irving.
Irving and the London Missionary Society. The visit of Chalmers and Irving to Coleridge. Irving as a preacher. Lockhart characterizes him as "pure humbug." His lectures at St. Andrews. Irving's mannerisms. The London Times as quoted by Washington Wilks.
Trial of Edward Irving before a Court of Common Sense.
Fraser^s Magazine on "On the Rev. Edward Irving and
His Adversaries." Kirlkcaldy Kirk and Carlyle's
baker. Addison Alexander's description of Irving.
Irving translates "The Coming of the Messiah," etc.
Henry Drummond and the Albury Prophetic Conference.
Robert Story of Rosneath. Isabella Campbell and "Peace in Believing." Extraordinary religious experience. Mary Campbell becomes her successor. Her interest in missions. Her lack of interest in household duties. Mr. Story and the missionaries.
Rev. A. J. Scott and the Campbells.
First appearance of the tongues.
The Macdonalds. Margaret Macdonald miraculously healed. Mary Campbell also healed. Speaking in tongues at Port Glasgow. First manifestation of the tongues in London.
Trial of Mr. Campell and Mr. Maclean for heresy.
Mr. Taplin speaks in tongues in Irving's Church. Sunday, October 1, 1831, and the first manifestation of the tongues at a regular morning service.
Disturbance at the evening service. Description of the scenes at Irving's Church. Robert Bridges.
Robert Baxter. His experiences and gifts. Baxter's prophecies. The visit to the Chancellor.
Thomas Erskine of Linlathen.
Contradictory prophecies and disagreements among the prophets.
The language of the tongues and various specimens.
Mary Campbell and automatic writing.
The tongues an unknown language.
Irving tried and condemned for heresy. Death of Irving.
The Catholic Apostolic Church.

CHAPTER VII: THE MORMONS OR THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF THE

LATTER DAY SAINTS 198

Joseph Smith, Jr. His family and early life.
Joseph Smith, Jr., and Joseph Smith, Sr., practice divination.
Joseph Smith, Jr., converted, and beholds a vision.
The Angel Moroni appears.
The Golden Plates found.
Smith's marriage.
Translation of the Golden Plates.
Martin Harris and Professor Anthon.
Method of translating the plates.
Harris, Covvdery and the baptism of Smith and Cowdery.
Contents of the Book of Mormon.
The Spaulding theory.
The Urim and Thummim, crystal-gazing and Dr. Dee.
The Mormon Church organized.
Sidney Rigdon and the Kirtland ecstasies.
Joseph Smith, Jr., alone to receive revelations.
The tongues appear.
Method of speaking in tongues.
The Choctaw language an unknown tongue.
Gunnison's incident of the tongues.
Peter Cartwright and the tongues.
Other incidents.
Dedication of Kirtland temple. Brigham Young speaks in tongues.
The Kirtland Safety Bank.
Settlement at Far West.
Settlement and prosperity at Nauvoo.
The Nauvoo Temple.
Revelation on polygamy and Smith's extra-marital relationships.
Smith's personality. His shrewd common sense.
Caswell, the psalter, and the Kirtland mummies.
Egyptology and the translation of the Book of Abraham.
Smith's fondness for unusual words.
Origin of the word "Mormon."

CHAPTER VIII: PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF THE GIFT 250

The tongues always first manifested in a diseased person: Ann Lee, Mary Campbell, the Macdonalds, Joseph Smith, Jr., Sidney Rigdon.
Associated pathological phenomena. The "falling exercise," "the jerks," "whirling 1 gift," "dumb devils," "barks," "tactile anaesthesia," the "laughing gift."
The atavistic element in the tongues.
Disturbances in the vita sexualis. Perverse sexual tendencies among the Shakers.
Egomania. Pathological lying.
Eagerness for the supernatural.
Vanity.
Imitation.
Contagion.
Aversion to culture.
The tongues as language. Their thought content.
The mental state involved similar to that in alcoholic intoxication, epilepsy or in coitu.

CHAPTER IX: ETHICAL ASPECTS OF THE GIFT 265

The necessity for an ethical expression of religion.
Crimes associated with the tongues movement. Sexual irregularities. Injustices to women and children.
Crimes of violence. The Camisards. The Mountain Meadows Massacre. Judicial crimes in witchcraft.
Dishonesty. The Shakers. The Kirtland Bank. Pious frauds. Betty Gray.
The Shaker psychological fraud. The tragedy of Edward Irving.
The crime against intelligence.
The tongues peoples related to the criminaloid type.
The nature of religion and the nature of the tongues.

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