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Revisited: A Third Way'
A UNIQUE book which
challenges all traditional views on Biblical 'tongues' -
both Charismatic (prayer language / heavenly language etc) and non-Charismatic
(1st Century language miracle).
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What readers are saying about Tongues
found it [TR] so helpful, I wanted to purchase a few copies. One for
my own easy reference, and another to give away/lend out. #
continue to push your book to as many folk as I can #
...utterly delighted with the book since reading it several
years ago! # I
find myself constantly quoting
your book, almost invariably with a positive response #
no question that the debate you have fired is extremely
relevant...It seems you have spoken out at just the right time
that beautiful and thoroughly Cantonese/Chinese environment it was
almost surreal the depth of wisdom and practicality - the
'truthfulness' - this 'third way' took on. #
I found a work!...charismatic nonsense has been dealt a
death-blow by Renton Maclachlan and his new book 'Tongues Revisited'
# When I first read 'Tongues
Revisited', I was moved to laughter of happiness
and a little shouting. As I read the first 2 pages of chapter
one where Renton deals with the 'charismatic capture of
language' I felt as though I had scales fall from my eyes.
"OF COURSE!" Prior to this, I could never put my
finger on what frustrated me so...For Renton's initiation to this
concept...I am indebted... # Maclachlan has blazed a new trail in the
tongues debate with a simple explanation which appears to me both plausible and
convincing... # ...consistency,
has supplanted confusion, conflict and contradiction... #
I...congratulate you on
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Thank you for your splendid
work... # I am on the second reading of your book... and am most impressed and
thankful... # Congratulations again on a great book...
# You put a good case for your approach, which has not been, to
seriously argued by anyone else... # I am closing in on finishing my second
reading of your book. The second time through has been a very
At last! Clear thinking on a confusing issue.
All views on 'speaking in tongues' must take into account the challenge of this book
Are 'tongues' for today? Have 'tongues' ceased?
Are the questions even relevant?
What's a 'diglossia' - and what's it got to do with Acts chapter 2?
Did the speakers of Biblical 'tongues' know what they were saying?
What is the fruit the mind bears...and where is the fruit borne?
'Sign gifts'...Is the idea valid?
A Third Way
by Renton Maclachlan
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having spent many years researching the topic of tongues in the New
Testament, unfortunately, there are very few books which I
wholeheartedly recommend on this subject. Tongues Revisited: A Third
by Renton Maclachlan is THE exception... buy this book!'
M.Div., Th.M., has training in systematic theology. His interests include the
application of cultural anthropology and linguistics to New Testament
studies. He is Pastor at Oceanview Baptist Church, San
'Renton Maclachlan has written what I regard as an
outstanding contribution to the literature on this subject (tongues).
I highly recommend this book.'
Ronald Nash, Professor of Philosophy and Theology, Reformed
Theological Seminary, Orlando, Florida, and, Southern Baptist Theological
Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. USA
fascinating work has forced me to keep honest in my arguments. Renton's approach
(to tongues) cannot be dismissed easily. Readers will find he grapples with the
seriously, thoughtfully and thoroughly.'
Peter J Lineham, Senior Lecturer, School
of History Philosophy and Politics, Massey
DISCLAIMER on 'Foreword'
Revisited: A Third Way', a unique approach to the question of speaking in
takes a bold, fresh, and innovative approach to the controversial question of
'tongues'. His church was ripped
apart over a period of years by related matters. In all the mess, Renton set himself the task of resolving this key issue.
The inability of both the Pentecostal /charismatic and the traditional
non-charismatic views to deal comprehensively with the Biblical text, and the
rampant confusion on the subject of 'tongues' in both camps, suggested the answer lay in
His thesis is
startlingly simple, persuasively argued, and exhaustively documented.
other views, it logically and consistently fits all the Biblical material and
provides straightforward solutions to difficult texts.
Revisited is a remarkable blend of penetrating analysis, lucid writing, and practical application for all followers of Christ.
the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians,
for they received the message with
great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what
Paul said was true.'
a wise man and he will
be wiser still;
teach a righteous man and
add to his understanding.'
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