See also christianity; miracles; religion; sacredness; theology.
any of the editors of the Acta Sanctorum,
a critical and official hagiology begun by the Jesuits in the 17th century.
the devotion, veneration, or respect accorded saints.
the writing and critical study of the lives of the saints; hagiology. — hagiographer, n. —hagiographic, hagiographical, adj.
the veneration or worship of saints. —hagiolater, n. —hagiolatrous, adj.
the branch of literature comprising the lives and legends of the saints.
a biography or narrative of the life of a saint or saints.
a collection of such biographies. —hagiologist, n. —hagiologic, hagiological, adj.
an intense dislike for the saints and the holy.