The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus: The True Life and Trials of Nicholas of Myra by Adam English

July 13, 2012 by  
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The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus: The True Life and Trials of Nicholas of Myra by Adam EnglishThe real story of Santa Claus, and why he became a saint. Religious historian Adam English looks beyond the legends and lore of our red-suit-wearing, toy-making, Coke-drinking Santa Claus to tell the story of the real Saint Nicholas – a fourth-century bishop in modern-day Turkey.

With prose as enjoyable as it is informative, he shows why the life—and death—of Nicholas of Myra so radically influenced the formation of Western history and Christian thought, and did so in ways many have never realized.

Baylor University Press, $24.95, November 1, 2012, ISBN #: 9781602586345

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  1. Patrick Corrigan says:

    Hi, I think that this has the +potenital to be an interesting read. There is a question that is in the mind of many Irish people especially those living in Kilkenny.

    There is a grave with a Stone staing that St. Nicholas is burried there.
    The burial place is Jerpoint Abbey Thomas Town kilkenny.

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