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Overview Twenty-nine brilliant and controversial pieces defending the Christian faith (particularly Catholicism) by the famed British novelist and playwright: "Hell," "Jesus As a Character in Fiction," "Eros Defended," "The Riddle of Greene's Catholicism," "Christians and Jews," "Screwtape Returns." . . . 247 pages, softcover. Ignatius.
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More About Piers Paul Read
Piers Paul Read is best known for his #1 "New York Times "bestselling book "Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors," which documented the 1972 crash of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 and was later adapted into a film. He has written sixteen novels for which his prizes include a Hawthornden Prize, Somerset Maugham Award, and a James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Most recently he published "The Dreyfus Affair," a compelling nonfiction account of the high-profile French case. He lives in London.
Piers Paul Read currently resides in London. Piers Paul Read was born in 1941.
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A Must Read for Catholics Aug 13, 2007
Excellent essays on the Church today.The two sections of essays titled THE CHURCH & LIBERATION THEOLOGY are a must read for Catholics faithful to the magisterium.Important information on forces that are trying to destroy the unity of the Catholic Church.
Varied reflections on various topics by an author of unvaried quality Sep 3, 2006
In this book Read has gathered a collection of many of his essays written through the years, particularly it seems in the last few years. Some of his essays were a bit hard for me to grasp because they seem to solely address a British audience on concerns of the Catholic Church in Britain. Yet even these essays offered nuggets for consideration. The rest fo his essays covering the gamut from liberation theology to feminism to a moving portrayal of St. Margaret Clitherow are really impressive. You may not always find yourself in agreement with Mr. Read, but I suspect you'll always find that he's at least made you think, and in the process probably has given you a few insights as well.