Living by the Word: The Gift and Task of Language

Journal Article

The familiar Biblical story of the Tower of Babel illustrates how language has the power to undermine community, while Pentecost signifies a new beginning with language. For Peter, language originally served as a means of denial and deceit but eventually became a gift for proclaiming God's word. (Comment on: Genesis 11:1-9, Acts 2:1-21 and John 14:8-17,25-27.)

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jones, LG

Published Date

  • 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 109 / 17

Start / End Page

  • 514 -

Published By

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-5281