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Why priests? : a failed tradition

Author: Garry Wills
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his most provocative book yet, Pulitzer Prize winner Garry Wills asks the radical question: Why do we need priests? Author Wills spent five years as a young man at a Jesuit seminary and nearly became a priest himself. But after a lifetime of study and reflection, he now poses some challenging questions: Why do we need priests at all? Why did the priesthood arise in a religion that began without it and opposed it?  Read more...
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Named Person: Jezus, van Nazareth
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Garry Wills
ISBN: 9780670024872 0670024872
OCLC Number: 796756350
Description: 302 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Priest power: the Eucharist. --
A priestless movement --
Holy men --
The Eucharistic miracle --
Explaining the miracle: Aquinas --
Explaining the miracle: Augustine --
Jesus the non-priest. --
Killer priests --
The Melchizedek myth --
Higher Melchizedeks --
Melchizedek and Jesus --
Letter to Hebrews. --
What is it? --
What does it mean? --
A new high priest --
Jesus as sacrifice. --
Human sacrifice --
Who killed Jesus? --
Jesus as rescuer. --
The saving Trinity --
Christ as comrade --
Monopoly on the sacred. --
Priestly imperialism --
The Lord's Supper(s).
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In his most provocative book yet, Pulitzer Prize-winner Wills asks the radical question: Why do we need priests? Wills spent five years as a young man at a Jesuit seminary and nearly became a priest  Read more...

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