Piers Paul Read, Author at Catholic Herald

Piers Paul Read

My father, the reluctant agnostic

Sometime in 1913, two Leeds University students taking part in a Union debate on socialism declared that they were not only socialists but atheists....

The popes who waged war

The Pope’s Army By John Carr Pen and Sword Military, 320pp, £25/$39.95 It remains a paradox, some might say a scandalous paradox, that the...

Piers Paul Read: Europe’s Islam dilemma

A recently formed political party, Alternative für Deutschland (Alternative for Germany, or AfD), did well in the last month’s elections in Germany. It gained...

Why the Gospel made sense to pagans

The Dawn of Christianity By Robert Knapp, Profile Books, £25 The extraordinary success of the Christian religion, growing from a small group of baffled...

My father, the reluctant agnostic

Sometime in 1913, two Leeds University students taking part in a Union debate on socialism declared that they were not only socialists but atheists....

The popes who waged war

The Pope’s Army By John Carr Pen and Sword Military, 320pp, £25/$39.95 It remains a paradox, some might say a scandalous paradox, that the...

Piers Paul Read: Europe’s Islam dilemma

A recently formed political party, Alternative für Deutschland (Alternative for Germany, or AfD), did well in the last month’s elections in Germany. It gained...

Why the Gospel made sense to pagans

The Dawn of Christianity By Robert Knapp, Profile Books, £25 The extraordinary success of the Christian religion, growing from a small group of baffled...