- literature or learning regarding sacred things.
- hagiological literature or learning.
Origin of hierology
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Hierology, hī-ėr-ol′o-ji, n. the science of sacred matters, esp.
The best critical writers on ancient history have agreed not to throw away the cosmogony and the hierology of Greece.The Book-Hunter</p>
John Hill Burton
In the Nichiren hierology, it is as though the symbolical figures in the Book of Revelation had been deified and worshipped.The Religions of Japan
William Elliot Griffis
- sacred literature
- a biography of a saint
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