Wed February 20, 2013
Garry Wills asks: 'Why Priests?'
There’s been a lot of talk about the resignation of the Pope, and the state of the Catholic Church.
And it’s likely, my guest, Gary Wills, takes one of the more controversial positions in his new book: “Why Priests? A Failed Tradition.”
Wills is a prolific author, scholar of religion and spent five years in a Jesuit Seminary.
In his new book, he argues that there is no evidence in the bible or early Christian documents for the creation of a Priesthood. But rather, it was an invention, created after the death of Christ. Check out my conversation with Wills: