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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This "ideological rewriting of history," in which the Norman King Richard is Anglicized, Ragussis contends, "recalls the way in which figures such as the patriarchs of Hebrew Scripture were 'assimilated' [by the early Church Fathers] into Christian hagiology as proto-Christians instead of Jews" (107).
His text is sheer hagiology and so full of errors that one can only hope it does not fall into a reference section by mistake.
Grubby the catalogues may be, but their existence is still a civilized feature, though an idiotic hagiology produces the ailments St Viper's Dance and St Fifer's Dance.
Certainly, Gramsci himself stressed praxis, rather than a concentration upon any sacred leftist texts or any form of hagiology.(2) This article bids us to go beyond the valuable contributions of these great men, so as to bring the legacy closer to what is the present day reality of international public institutions.
This kind of ideological rewriting of history recalls the way in which figures such as the patriarchs of Hebrew Scripture were "assimilated" into Christian hagiology, as proto-Christians instead of Jews, so that the Anglicization of Richard has its counterpart in the Christianization of, say, Abraham and Moses.(21)
Her project, though, is not hagiology; the images are of too high a quality and too carefully chosen for that.