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Bollandists

Bollandists (bŏl´əndĬsts), group of Jesuits in Belgium, named for their early leader, Jean Bolland, a Flemish Jesuit of the 17th cent. They were charged by the Holy See with compiling an authoritative edition of the lives of the saints, the monumental Acta sanctorum, which is still in progress.

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Bollandists

Bollandists. A small group of Belgian Jesuit scholars of hagiology. It was begun by John van Bolland (1596–1665) to publish the Acta Sanctorum, a massive critical collection of the lives of Christian saints.

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