The composition seems to be intended as a satire on the monks, and in particular as a travesty of medieval hagiology.
Every extravagance of hagiology can be found in hero-worship.
Christian hagiology, Christian legend, and Christian history alike, have combined to attest this truth.
St. Fillan, it may be mentioned is a personage of great sanctity in Scottish hagiology.
"hagiology" would be more suitable, as a martyrology includes the names of many Saints who were not martyrs.
Christian hagiology commemorates St. Lawrence and many other martyrs, who suffered similar torments.
The public life of the Emperor Charlemagne belongs to the domain of secular history, rather than to hagiology.
The hagiology of all religions offers endless examples of this type.
This important poem was first printed by John Colgan, the father of Irish hagiology.
The Roman hagiology contains the record of six saints of this name.
"study of saints' lives," 1807, from Greek hagios "holy, devoted to the gods" + -ology. First element perhaps from PIE *yag- "to worship, reverence," and cognate with Greek agnos "chaste," Sanskrit yajati "reveres (a god) with sacrifices, worships," Old Persian ayadana "temple." Related: Hagiologist (1805).