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Why priests?

Garry Wills spent five years at a Jesuit seminary and nearly became a priest himself. 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? Wills does not expect the priesthood to fade entirely away. He just reminds listeners that Christianity did without it in the time of Peter and Paul with success.

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  • "Garry Wills spent five years at a Jesuit seminary and nearly became a priest himself. 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? Wills does not expect the priesthood to fade entirely away. He just reminds listeners that Christianity did without it in the time of Peter and Paul with success."@en
  • "Evaluates the relevance of the role of the priesthood in today's world, exploring both sides of the argument and drawing on historical examples to consider whether or not Christianity would be stronger without priests."@en
  • "Garry Wills spent five years at a Jesuit seminary and nearly became a priest himself. 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 priesthood? Wills does not expect the priesthood to fade entirely away. He just reminds listeners that Christianity did without it in the time of Peter and Paul with success."
  • "Garry Wills spent five years at a Jesuit seminary and nearly became a priest himself. 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 priesthood? Wills does not expect the priesthood to fade entirely away. He just reminds listeners that Christianity did without it in the time of Peter and Paul with success."@en
  • "Why priests, 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--Container."
  • "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."

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  • "Why priests?: a failed tradition"
  • "Why priests? the real meaning of the eucharist"
  • "Why priests?"
  • "Why priests?"@en
  • "Why priests? [a failed tradition]"
  • "Why priests? a failed tradition"@en
  • "Why priests? a failed tradition"