hagiology


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hagiology

1. literature concerned with the lives and legends of saints
2. 
a. a biography of a saint
b. a collection of such biographies
3. an authoritative canon of saints
4. a history of sacred writings
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74] Islam's evolving hagiology also attributed paradigmatic status to her miracles.
Inevitably the fourteen essays vary in quality and significance, but together they fulfil the editors' aim of suggesting the diversity and richness of both mediaeval and modern approaches to hagiology.
Secondly, in the whole hagiology dealing with Pelliot, no mention is made of his foibles.