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 (hăg′ē-ŏl′ə-jē, hā′jē-)
n. pl. hag·i·ol·o·gies
1. Literature dealing with the lives of saints.
2. A collection of sacred writings.
3. An authoritative list of saints.

hag′i·o·log′ic (-ə-lŏj′ĭk), hag′i·o·log′i·cal adj.
hag′i·ol′o·gist n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hagiologist - the author of a worshipful or idealizing biography
biographer - someone who writes an account of a person's life
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As most of my reading clientele is aware, I have never been a hagiologist - except when I was a student activist during the heady days of the Pakistan movement in the middle 1940s, as indicated by my writings on the Pakistan movement, Jinnah and other leaders during 1945-47.
Sherry Reames and David Hiley invite us into their workshops, the one as a leading hagiologist and the other as a foremost student of medieval office chants.
In this particular case, the only other source that tells the Saint Luke story is the Legenda Aurea by the Dominican hagiologist Jacobus de Voragine.