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: Now you're beholden to us, Lin! You have to contribute articles to OrthodoxWiki pertaining to your research! ;) —[[User:ASDamick|
: Now you're beholden to us, Lin! You have to contribute articles to OrthodoxWiki pertaining to your research! ;) —[[User:ASDamick|:ASDamick/]]20:24, 7 Jul 2005 (EDT)
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Hi Lin! It's good to have you here. I am a contributor here and would like to extend you a warm welcome. I'm sure that someone around here has an answer for you. I wish I did. I hope you stay around and share YOUR knowledge with us. Warmest Regards, --[[User:Joe Rodgers|Joe ( talk » inspect » chat )]] 00:30, 7 Jul 2005 (EDT)
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Lin, it looks like your best bet might be to get a copy of Giovan Domenico Mansi's Sacrorum conciliorum nova et amplissima collectio. The link will hopefully help you find it in a nearby library. You'd be most likely to need access to a college or university library, especially a Catholic institution, such as Notre Dame. If you have trouble with Latin, the librarian may be able to help. If there's anything I can do long-distance in that regard, please leave a note on my talk page.
- "There are two indispensable tools for the serious student of the history of the General Councils, one of them a source book and the other a history. The first, referred to always as Mansi, is a collection of all the known documentation of councils of every kind, made by John Dominic Mansi, archbishop of Lucca, and published in 31 folio volumes in the eighteenth century, 1759-98, Sacrorum Concilium Nova et Amplissima Collectio. A new, revised edition was prepared and published 1899-1927. This includes the nineteenth-century councils and runs to 60 volumes." 
- Silly me. There's a copy at the campus I live on. I am going on vacation, but I'll be back around July 18 and will try to see what I can find then. I don't know your time constraints. —magda 11:19, 7 Jul 2005 (EDT)
Magda, you are a complete wonder for your insightful "heads-up!" Thank you so much for taking the time and helping me. While you are on vacation, I will be following up on these leads and I will get back to you at that point. My research is in the beginning stages so time is not a weighty factor, as of yet. You have been a veritable font of information and my gratitude is enormous. Be safe and I will talk to you soon...
And Joe, thank you for the nice welcome. I'm sure I will be here and about. During my Ph.D. program at the University of Memphis, I have found a particular fondness for the Book of Enoch and how the legends concerning Cain and his "offspring" have influence literature. Of course, Dante has been a huge influence on my research and in most all of my papers, I use Biblical references, such as one I recently submitted to the Milton Conference on "Paradise Lost."
Enough of my babbling... again thanks to both of you for your thoughfulness. God bless, Lin