Charlotte Talks
5:00 am
Mon December 24, 2012

The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus (Rebroadcast)

"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. Originally Aired 12/12/2012.

Guest
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

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