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repetitive nonmeaningful speech (especially that associated with a trance state or religious fervor)

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Though one theme of the collection is the poverty of words to register emotional complexity, the poems delve deep into language in a quest for ultimate articulation, pushing the speech envelope towards incoherence and glossalalia.
argues for a phenomenological approach to religious experience in early Christianity to fill in these gaps, explains his "phenomenological approach," then provides three case studies to illustrate it: initiation, glossalalia, and shared meals.
This is necessary because the new criticism is not only an important historical phenomenon but also a force for sanity in a literary world bewitched by the glossalalia of critical theory and intimidated by the stridency of political correctness.