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the author of a worshipful or idealizing biography

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Not unlike other hagiographers, they may portray her in ways that were acceptable or conventional for a holy woman of her day.
of Muntzer down the ages, by opponents and hagiographers alike, suggests that he needs to be put in the widest possible context--his aims and achievements, whether liturgical, pastoral, theological, linguistic, hermeneutical, social or political, must be related to those of all the other varieties of reform.
As artists in the late fifteenth century built upon the work of earlier hagiographers, we again find that questions of dramatic narrative trumped any concern for judicial authentication.
Naturally, Cooper-Rompato acknowledges the expectation of some asymmetry in that men historically and doctrinally possessed preaching responsibility; essentially, it could only have been the case that hagiographers would imagine "highly gendered" experiences reflecting "their expectations of men's and women's appropriate social behavior" (21).
MARABLE DERIDES the hagiographers of Malcolm but makes no explicit mention of the exploding body of scholarship on Malcolm that has emerged in the twenty years since Marable himself took up the pen, except to summarily dismiss it.
Stewart hacks up at this point to two chapters devoted to the problems of divinity, first (in chapter 2) as an "enigma" in and of itself, and then (chapter 3) as variously theorized by the hagiographers preceding Krsnad[a.
Paradoxically, their hagiographers characterized them as examples of typical, prescribed womanhood to encourage other women to follow the established norms obediently, making them seem more acceptable to the hierarchy and imitable by the faithful.
He dramatizes what other hagiographers recognized as their own dilemma in recording the history of a saint, and in this sense, the parallels between Tennyson's poem and Newman's ongoing project of cataloging the lives of the English saints extends beyond mere timing.
Writing 'true stories'; historians and hagiographers in the late-antique and medieval Near East.
Collins meticulously explores the complicated relationships between early modern German hagiographers, their patrons, and communities--relationships that shaped their narratives in a manner that respected the concerns of all interested parties.
While church hagiographers, such as Domentian, will express it in terms of "[saints'] earthly bodies [having] the power of heavenly powers" (40) folk tradition will spin stories about the saint's ability to pacify wild animals, calm rough seas, or heal the sick.
The "Introduction" states the bare facts concerning the dates of compilation of the three works, the number of figures eulogized in each, the structure of each work, the possible motivations of the hagiographers, the reception of these texts, and the sources from which they were compiled.
Half the contributors to this volume contrast the image of women venerated for their sanctity as mediated by male hagiographers with the image presented in their own writing; these women are Hildegard (Barbara Newman), Clare of Assisi (Mooney), Beatrice of Nazareth (Amy Hollywood), Catherine of Siena (Karen Scott).
Amid the inquisitional voice of the state officials and the reformist discourse of the Protestant hagiographers, Askew's own text provides yet a third version.