A neuropastoral care and counseling assessment of glossolalia: a theosocial cognitive study.

@article{Johnson2010ANC,
  title={A neuropastoral care and counseling assessment of glossolalia: a theosocial cognitive study.},
  author={Kyle D. Johnson},
  journal={Journal of health care chaplaincy},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 3-4},
  pages={161-71}
}
This paper provides an example of the application of neuropastoral care and counseling using neuroscience research on glossolalia, that is, speaking in tongues as practiced in Pentecostal Christianity. The paper is based in part on a 2006 article by Andrew Newberg and assesses glossolalia's biogenic, psychogenic, and theogenic dimensions. The assessment concludes glossolalia is an implicitly learned sacred behavior. Unconsciously learned fears may interfere with the practice of glossolalia. A… CONTINUE READING