From: Andrew Herman <ah7301r@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 1996 08:02:45 -0600
Samuel Lawrence Binkley wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 10, 1996 5:53:39 PM at spiderwoman wrote:
> >Have you come across "SAINT FOUCAULT: Towards a Gay Hagiography" by David
> >M. Halperin (1995) Oxford University Press?
> interesting. what on earth is a Hagiography?
A hagiography is a biography that is idealized treatment of the
subjec that is almost mythical. It derives from the Greek, "Hagios",
or sacred or holy. The LIVES OF THE SAINTS is a classic (though not
classical) example of a hagiography.