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hag·i·ol·a·try

 (hăg′ē-ŏl′ə-trē, hā′jē-)
n.
Worship of the saints.
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hagiolatry

(ˌhæɡɪˈɒlətrɪ)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) worship or veneration of saints
ˌhagiˈolater n
ˌhagiˈolatrous adj
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hagiolatry

the veneration or worship of saints. — hagiolater, n. — hagiolatrous, adj.
See also: Saints
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Noun1.hagiolatry - the worship of saints
worship - the activity of worshipping
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Indeed for Mac Colla many of the theories as to why the Reformation happened--'the hagiolatrous, the scholarly, the psychological--even the medical--and the social approach' (51)--do no more than account for the external effects of the Reformation; they do not explain what the Reformation was and is as a human phenomenon, or why it came about; they do not penetrate to the essence of the movement, the metaphysics of what made the Reformation.
The Marian and hagiolatrous cast of the Mariner's tale suggests a date before the Reformation; the English in which it is (fictionally though no less seriously) transmitted and redacted connotes the period before the Civil War and the Regicide.
And what other poet has achieved such a hagiolatrous critical reception?