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Canonization
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Canonization, the procedure by which a person is declared a saint, was intended to provide official certitude that men and women who displayed their holiness by shedding blood (like the martyrs in the…

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Klaus Schreiner, “Canonization”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. Consulted online on 24 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_bema_SIM_033820>
First published online: 2016



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