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'''Hagiography''' is the writing of [[saint]]s' lives. It comes from the Greek words ''αγιος'' and ''γραφη'' = "holy writing" or "writing about the holy (ones)."
*''Hagiography'' refers literally to writings on the subject of such holy persons; specifically, the biographies of persons publicly glorified (canonized) by the Church.
*''Hagiology'', by contrast, is the study of saints collectively, without focusing on the life of an individual saint.