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hagiography

1. the writing of the lives of the saints
2. biography of the saints
3. any biography that idealizes or idolizes its subject
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Lambert's martyrdom was more difficult to realign, in part because two hagiographic traditions had developed as clerics over the centuries worked to render his demise more saintly.
At times Quintman's work reads as a literary and historical analysis of the making and development of the different narrative traditions where later compositions build and respond, as in a hagiographic dialogue, to earlier and contemporary ones.
In outlining his contention, the author wastes no time in separating his own voice from those of hagiographic interpretations of Ned Kelly, which rely less on fact than on adulatory invention, and which idealise rather than interpret their subject.
11-33) provides an overview of hagiographic writing, and considers modern scholarship on the genre.
Chapter 3 "Indigenous Women and Religious Life: Stereotype and Ambivalence" examines the sermon "Las indias entendidas" and two hagiographic biographies in order to explore the conflicts related to excluding Spanish women from the Convent of Corpus Christi and promoting it as a space for indigenous women.
The ability to exorcise a dibbuk was a significant aspect of the hagiographic literature that grew up around the figure of Rabbi Isaac Luria, the most important kabbalist of sixteenth-century Safed.
The second section of the volume celebrates the legacy of the Franciscans in Ireland by exploring a range of topics from historical and hagiographic writings to architecture, chalices, and missionary activities.
writes cogently and persuasively and makes a valuable contribution to the theorization of hagiography as a literary genre, at once integrating his analysis of the lives of the saints within the broader discipline of literary theory and carefully distinguishing the unique characteristics of the hagiographic genre.
Lemmy (15) (Sat/Sun, Tue Electric) Fascinating, amusing, revealing if a little hagiographic documentary about the legendary Motorhead leader, warts and all.
Since then Green also censored my comments regarding his hagiographic piece on Poetry Magazine.
Singh accused the party leaders of viewing his book as a hagiographic account of Jinnah without even reading it.
In sum, together with its aforementioned sequel, which features translations of original hagiographic sources, the book under review provides an erudite and comprehensive introduction to the subject at hand.