Author(s): Garry Wills
Garry Wills, the prizewinning historian, argues that changes have been the evidence of life in the Catholic Church. It has often changed, sometimes with bad consequences, more often with good. In this brilliant and incisive study, he gives seven examples of deep and serious changes that have taken place (or are taking place) within the last century. None of them was effected by the pope all by himself. As Wills contends, it is only by examining the history of the Church that we can understand Pope Francis's and the Church's challenges.
GARRY WILLS is a historian and the author of the "New York Times "bestsellers" What Jesus Meant," "Papal Sin," "Why I Am a Catholic," and "Why Priests?," ""among others. A frequent contributor to "The New York Review of Books "and other publications, Wills is a Pulitzer Prize winner and a professor emeritus at Northwestern University. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.