Wed December 12, 2012
The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus
"Jolly Old St. Nicholas," at least the way we've been brought up to think of him, is a red-cheeked, fat, white-bearded man in a red suit and hat. But the REAL St. Nicholas of Myra has a far different image. How did we get our modern idea of Santa Claus, or "St. Nick," and how does he compare with Nicholas of Myra? We'll be joined by a man who has chronicled the life Nicholas, and has studied the legend of Santa Claus and will put them together for us.
Adam English - Associate Professor of Religion at Campbell University. He wrote The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus: The True Life and Trials of Nicholas of Myra