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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:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The real story of Santa--and why he became a Saint.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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English, Adam C., 1974-
Saint who would be Santa Claus.
Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2012003693
Named Person: Nicholas, Saint Bishop of Myra.; Santa Claus.; Nicholas, Saint Bishop of Myra.; Santa Claus.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adam C English
ISBN: 9781602586369 1602586365
OCLC Number: 868219479
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 230 pages :) : illustrations
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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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  Read more...

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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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