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The Resource Why priests? : a failed tradition, Garry Wills

Why priests? : a failed tradition, Garry Wills

Label
Why priests? : a failed tradition
Title
Why priests?
Title remainder
a failed tradition
Statement of responsibility
Garry Wills
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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? Would Christianity be stronger without the priesthood, as it was at its outset? This book asserts that the anonymous Letter to Hebrews, a late addition to the New Testament canon, helped inject the priesthood into a Christianity where it did not exist, along with such concomitants as belief in an apostolic succession, the real presence in the Eucharist, the sacrificial interpretation of the Mass, and the ransom theory of redemption. But Wills does not expect the priesthood to fade entirely away. He just reminds us that Christianity did without it in the time of Peter and Paul with notable success
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wills, Garry
Dewey number
262/.14
Index
index present
LC call number
BX2220
LC item number
.W57 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catholic Church
  • Transubstantiation
  • Priests
  • Lord's Supper
  • Lord's Supper
  • Lord's Supper
  • Lord's Supper
Label
Why priests? : a failed tradition, Garry Wills
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Priestless movement -- Holy men -- The Eucharistic miracle -- Explaining the miracle: Aquinas -- Explaining the miracle: Augustine -- Killer priests -- The Melchizedek myth -- Higher Melchizedeks -- Melchizedek and Jesus -- What is it? -- What does it mean? -- A new high priest -- Human sacrifice -- Who killed Jesus? -- The saving Trinity -- Christ as comrade -- Priestly imperialism -- The Lord's Supper(s)
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 302 pages
Isbn
9780670024872
Lccn
2012037034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn796756350
  • (OCoLC)796756350
Label
Why priests? : a failed tradition, Garry Wills
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Priestless movement -- Holy men -- The Eucharistic miracle -- Explaining the miracle: Aquinas -- Explaining the miracle: Augustine -- Killer priests -- The Melchizedek myth -- Higher Melchizedeks -- Melchizedek and Jesus -- What is it? -- What does it mean? -- A new high priest -- Human sacrifice -- Who killed Jesus? -- The saving Trinity -- Christ as comrade -- Priestly imperialism -- The Lord's Supper(s)
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 302 pages
Isbn
9780670024872
Lccn
2012037034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn796756350
  • (OCoLC)796756350

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