Why priests? : a failed tradition / Garry Wills.
Author: Wills, Garry, 1934-
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2013.
ISBN: 9780670024872 (hbk.)
Description: x, 302 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Catholic Church Doctrines.
Lord's Supper Catholic Church.
Lord's Supper Real presence.
Lord's Supper Biblical teaching.
Lord's Supper Miracles.
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).