- 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
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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