The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus

The True Life and Trials of Nicholas of Myra

by Adam C. English

Hardcover, 230 pages, Baylor Univ Pr, List Price: $24.95 | purchase

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

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Tells the true tale of Saint Nicholas, bishop of Myra, a man of integral influence in events that would significantly impact the history and development of the Christian church.

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"The history of Nicholas presents a tantalizing riddle. At first, there is nothing—no writings, disciples, or major acts. Then, curiously, story fragments and rumors begin to surface like driftwood in the water. A church is built in his honor at Constantinople and the next thing you know, he's an international symbol of holiday cheer and goodwill, an absolutely essential part of the Christmas tradition, and the joy of boys and girls everywhere ...."
—from the Introduction