Cult Hit

Why Priests?
A Failed Tradition
Garry Wills
Viking, $27.95, 290 pp.

The historian and classicist Garry Wills is an astonishingly prolific author whose works range from early American history to contemporary politics, and from Early Christianity to the history of the papacy and current Catholic controversies. Last year he published a book on the theology of baptism of two great Christian figures, Ambrose of Milan and Augustine, and it was wonderful. I wish I could give the same praise to his latest effort.

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John F. Baldovin, SJ, teaches liturgy and sacraments at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry. His latest book is Reforming the Liturgy: A Response to the Critics (Liturgical Press).

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