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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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Carolingian hagiographers wrote about women against the backdrop of a hagiographical tradition far more commonly turned to celebrating male saints than female ones.
These hagiographical texts portray these relationships between confessor and female penitent as intimate and affectionate, but entirely chaste.
In Cervantes and others two extremes may be found side by side, a light-hearted view of possession, for example, that metaphorically links demonic and sexual possession--love madness--as well as hagiographical seriousness.
V), Bodleian MS Douce 296; hagiographical manuscripts with saints' hymns, Corpus Christ College Cambridge MS 183, St John's College Cambridge MS F 27, Lambeth Palace MS 362, the Winchester Troper (Corpus Christi College Cambridge MS 473), Bodleian MS Bodley 342, and Cambridge University Library MS Ff.
This last chapter, however, is weak, and fails to place the Life in its true hagiographical context.
Christian's book may, however, be criticized as being somewhat too hagiographical.
Wright through a comparison with the Innsbruck Fronleichnamsspiel and the Spiel von Mariae Himmelfahrt, directing attention to historical and hagiographical elements.
They cover Franciscan hagiographical texts, medieval theology and the Bonaventurian theological tradition, the Book of Conformities by Bartholomew of Pisa, and the retrieval of the Franciscan tradition in a contemporary context.
This section shows that saints' lives were far more than just banal accounts of well-trodden hagiographical traits, but individually crafted characterisations exposing the unique values of the individual authors, and the historical context in which they were composed.
In the second half of the book, the author summarizes the treatment of miracles in selected canonization proceedings and other hagiographical sources.
Such an argument will be deferential to its subject and so this volume may be characterized as a hagiographical analysis of Leo's letters, though his sermons will occupy their fair share of pages.
Together with its 2009 sequel, Tales of God's Friends: Islamic Hagiography in Translation by the same author and publisher, this book constitutes the most comprehensive overview in dale of Islamic hagiographical tradition and of sainthood in Islam as a whole.