Why Priests?

Why Priests?

A Failed Tradition

Book - 2013
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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 himself. But after a lifetime of study and reflection, he now poses some challenging questions
Publisher: New York : Viking, c2013
ISBN: 9780670024872
0670024872
Branch Call Number: 262.14 Will
Characteristics: x, 302 p. ; 24 cm

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akarenina Apr 06, 2013

Wills argues convincingly that someone, probably not Paul, initiates the cult of human sacrifice in writing the Letter to the Hebrews. He also says that this is the only Biblical source which calls Christ a priest as well as the sacrifice.

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wraithby
Mar 22, 2013

A Left Wing ideologue attempts to deconstruct the RC priesthood with predictable results. Wills believes the priesthood should reflect the world. He demands that the RC church abandon it's supernatural mission and line up as a foot-soldier and conform itself to the "progressive" world view. Always a conformist "thinker' Wills never addresses the theology behind the RC priesthood. This is a book of cliches and cant.

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delfon
Mar 02, 2013

http://www.amazon.com/Why-Priests-A-Failed-Tradition/product-reviews/0670024872/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

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lindtag
Feb 20, 2013

This book is on my request list. I have NO IDEA what it is. Says "Not Available". There are two of three more just like it on my request list.

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