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Sunday, April 10, 2005

Definitions for hagiography

  1. Biography of saints.
  2. Idealizing or idolizing biography.

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Citations for hagiography
She fit a type easily recognized in the annals of hagiography, and it was on that basis that claims for sainthood were made. Lawrence S. Cunningham, Commonweal
Pearce seems to believe he needs to show us that the man was something like a saint. This turns his book into something like hagiography. Francis Beckett, New Statesman
Origin of hagiography
Hagiography comes from Greek hagios, "holy" + -graphia, from graphein, "to write."