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TEIXEIRA, Igor Salomão. Time of sanctity: reflections on a concept. Rev. Bras. Hist. [online]. 2012, vol.32, n.63, pp.207-223. ISSN 1806-9347.

We present and analyze the concept of the 'time of sanctity,' which was forged during the doctoral research carried out between 2008-2011 on the canonization of Thomas Aquinas. In the dissertation it is argued that the person most interested in the official recognition of the sanctity of this theologian was Pope John XXII and that it was a theological canonization. To reach this conclusion, we developed the concept of time of sanctity. This is a retrospective analysis of the period between the date of the canonization and the date of the saint's death. From these data we have prepared a table of temporality, in which Thomas Aquinas' time is 49 years (1323-1274). The concept allows for comparative analysis and allows us look at sanctity as a collectively built social phenomenon.

Keywords : time of sanctity; Thomas Aquinas; theological canonization.

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