History of the Holidays
articles are written and curated by
Bill Petro, your friendly neighborhood historian.
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Bill Petro earned his bachelor’s degree in History at the University of California, Berkeley. He studied Ancient History as well as a comprehensive study of Christian and early Jewish History. His history thesis was on 19th century American Evangelicalism. He has done post-graduate work in history and historical theology. He began writing articles on the History of the Holidays and distributing them via email and the Internet in 1984.
A Bibliography of some of the sources appears here.
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