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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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First Ecumenical Council

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." [1]

I hope this helps. I wasn't able to find much else online besides a little at the Christian Classics Ethereal Library. —magda 10:47, 7 Jul 2005 (EDT)

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

Now you're beholden to us, Lin! You have to contribute articles to OrthodoxWiki pertaining to your research!  ;) —Dcn. Andrew talk random contribs 20:24, 7 Jul 2005 (EDT)
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