359. Saints


See also 80. CHRISTIANITY ; 273. MIRACLES ; 349. RELIGION ; 358. SACREDNESS ; 392. THEOLOGY .

Bollandist
any of the editors of the Acta Sanctorum, a critical and official hagiology begun by the Jesuits in the 17th century.
dulia
the devotion, veneration, or respect accorded saints.
hagiography
the writing and critical study of the lives of the saints; hagiology. — hagiographer, n. —hagiographic, hagiographical, adj.
hagiolatry
the veneration or worship of saints. —hagiolater, n. —hagiolatrous, adj.
hagiology
1. the branch of literature comprising the lives and legends of the saints.
2. a biography or narrative of the life of a saint or saints.
3. a collection of such biographies. —hagiologist, n. —hagiologic, hagiological, adj.
hagiophobia
an intense dislike for the saints and the holy.

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