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The saint who would be Santa Claus : the true life and trials of Nicholas of Myra

Author: Adam C English
Publisher: Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the true and compelling tale of Saint Nicholas, bishop of Myra. Around the fourth century in what is now Turkey, a boy of humble circumstance became a man revered for his many virtues, chiefly dealing generously with his possessions. Yet he was much more than virtuous. As English reveals, Saint Nicholas was of integral influence in events that would significantly impact the history and development of the  Read more...
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Named Person: Nicholas, Saint Bishop of Myra.; Santa Claus.; Nicholas, Saint Bishop of Myra.; Santa Claus.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam C English
ISBN: 9781602586345 1602586349
OCLC Number: 777327405
Description: xii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Finding St. Nicholas --
Out of a dying world comes a light --
Three gifts and one election --
The work of victory --
Riots, beheadings, and other near misfortunes --
Death is only the beginning.
Responsibility: Adam C. English.

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No, Virginia, there is no Santa Claus. But there was a St. Nick: Nicholas of Myra, that is. More than 1,500 years have passed since Nicholas, a religious rebel and social reformer, embarked on a life Read more...

 
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