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ASDAmick ...
: I would find it next to impossible to prove to you the existence of this document since it is very very hard to come by a copy that you can borrow. A friend of mine had loaned it from Harvard Library but not in its original context rather as the PHD paper of a Theologian from Harvard, who translated the text and inserted his analysis. We could only read part of this paper and it was a photocopy ...so, I have no idea how to track this document down and cite it! - BUT I know it exists! [[User:Ixthis888|Vasiliki]] 01:54, June 12, 2008 (UTC)
 
:: Whether the document exists is one question and something that needs to be cited ('''academic verifiability'''). Since this is a controversial subject, there needs to be some sort of citation from a reliable third-party source. That shouldn't be too hard to come by for a document of this age. Surely, there some academic somewhere who mentions it.
 
:: Whether what the document contains came from the source it claims is another question ('''authorship'''). This also could use some citing, since if it really did come from St. Andrew, it calls into question his accuracy (since the world didn't end).
 
:: What it states is true or not is still another question ('''accuracy''') and thus the source of the use of the term "alleged." (After all, the world did not end, and it's been more than 500 years since 1453.) (This is what calls into question the authorship—would a saint known for his prophetic ability have been wrong about something like that?)
 
:: I don't think we can state unequivocally that this is a ''bona fide'' revelation (i.e., from God), since it manifestly didn't come true. Thus, ''alleged'' is a justified term.
 
:: What do you think? &mdash;[[User:ASDamick|<font size="3.5" color="green" face="Adobe Garamond Pro, Garamond, Georgia, Times New Roman">Fr. Andrew</font>]] <sup>[[User_talk:ASDamick|<font color="red">talk</font>]]</sup> <small>[[Special:Contributions/ASDamick|<font color="black">contribs</font>]] <font face="Adobe Garamond Pro, Garamond, Georgia, Times New Roman">('''[[User:ASDamick/Wiki-philosophy|THINK!]]''')</font></small> 02:05, June 12, 2008 (UTC)
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