12.26.2020

Santa, God, and the Obligation to Rejoice

Matthew Croasmun

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12.26.2020

Santa, God, and the Obligation to Rejoice

Matthew Croasmun

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Santa, God, and the Obligation to Rejoice

Matthew Croasmun

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Santa, God, and the Obligation to Rejoice

Matthew Croasmun

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Santa doesn't just want you to be happy. Santa needs you to be happy. Matt Croasmun explains how the contemporary Christmas myth—the Gospel of Christmas according to St. Nick—sets emotional norms that are vastly different from the Gospel of Christmas according to St. Paul.

Matthew Croasmun
Associate Research Scholar

Santa doesn't just want you to be happy. Santa needs you to be happy. Matt Croasmun explains how the contemporary Christmas myth—the Gospel of Christmas according to St. Nick—sets emotional norms that are vastly different from the Gospel of Christmas according to St. Paul.

Santa doesn't just want you to be happy. Santa needs you to be happy. Matt Croasmun explains how the contemporary Christmas myth—the Gospel of Christmas according to St. Nick—sets emotional norms that are vastly different from the Gospel of Christmas according to St. Paul.

Matthew Croasmun
Associate Research Scholar

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