hagiolatry


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hag·i·ol·a·try

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

hagiolatry

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

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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E Smith, that this book is simply "hagiolatry" by an adoring granddaughter.
All an editor can do, according to Peckham, is choose one of these as the object of interest, and he castigated as "hagiolatry" our literary culture's mistaken preference for the first and last texts in the above list; this shows clearly that his thinking follows Barthes's in "The death of the author." The essentially post-structuralist ideas of Zeller and Peckham gained some purchase on editorial theory in the 1970s, but were entirely ignored in mainstream Shakespeare studies until the 1980s.
How they regarded Catholic processions, hagiolatry, indulgences, and other popish exploits remains obscure.