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The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus This page intentionally left blank The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus The True Life and Trials of Nicholas of Myra Adam C. English BAYLOR UNIVERSITY PRESS © 2012 by Baylor University Press Waco, Texas 76798-7363 All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission in writing of Baylor University Press. Cover Design by Nicole Weaver, Zeal Design Cover image courtesy of the St. Nicholas Center, www.stnicholascenter.org Book Design by Diane Smith eISBN: 978-1-60258-636-9 (e-PDF) This E-book was converted from the original source file by a thirdparty vendor. Readers who encounter any issues with formatting, text, linking, or readability are encouraged to notify the publisher at BUP_Production@baylor.edu. Some font characters may not display on older Kindle devices. To inquire about permission to use selections from this text, please contact Baylor University Press, One Bear Place, #97363, Waco, Texas 76798. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data English, Adam C., 1974– The saint who would be Santa Claus : the true life and trials of Nicholas of Myra / Adam C. English. 242 p. cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 225) and index. ISBN 978-1-60258-634-5 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1. Nicholas, Saint, Bp. of Myra. 2. Santa Claus. I. Title. BR1720.N46E54 2012 270.2092—dc23 [B] 2012003693 Printed in the United States of America on acid-free paper with a minimum of 30% pcw recycled content. To my siblings, Christine and David, with whom I share so many Christmas memories This page intentionally left blank ...


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