|Catholic Pentacostalizm: Some key questions - part 2
|In the second part of this study some key Pentecostal and neo-Pentecostal practices and beliefs are examined: the Laying-on of Hands, Gifts of the Spirit, and Glossolalia; I then consider the place of Reason, and offer some conclusions.
THE LAYING-ON OF HANDS
Neo-Pentecostals have followed classical Pentecostals in the practice of imposing hands in prayer for particular blessings on the person 'prayed over'. This gesture is associated particularly with prayer for 'baptism in the Spirit', for particular gifts of the Spirit and for healing. Catholics so doing do not to my knowledge show any signs of confusing this practice with the imposition of hands proper to confirmation and ordination. This practice is presented as a return to a more biblical pattern for requesting and obtaining the blessings of God.
|The Heythrop Journal
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