Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus

Ecclesial Theology is a little late in calling attention to the most recent book by my former Campbell University colleague and fellow Texas native (and North Carolina transplant) Adam C. English, having been preceded by significant media notices and interviews that have included The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and North Carolina Public Radio. Readers of this blog who weren't yet aware of The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus: The True Life and Trials of Nicholas of Myra (Baylor University Press, 2012) will want to check out the book's web site and order a copy. The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus establishes Dr. English as a scholar of wide-ranging interests who communicates the import of his research compellingly to the contemporary church and its culture, provides yet more evidence that Baylor University Press has emerged as an academic publisher that successfully advances first-rate scholarship in a trade market, and furthers the trajectory of Baptist theological work that engages the tradition of the whole church as the heritage of Baptists and all other Christians.

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