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editors of the Acta Sanctorum, a critical edition of the text of the lives of the saints (Hagiography) and passions. The concept of at least noting all known saints and offering their vitas and passions with introduction and commentary in the order of the liturgical calendar traces to Johann Bolland SJ (1596–1665). Gottfried Henskens SJ (1601–1681) and Daniel Papebroch SJ (1628–1714) supported him; after their deaths the Jesuit order assumed the completion of the work. Interrupted by the prohibiti…

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Butterweck, Christel, “Bollandists,”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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