I honestly cannot say what the author's intention was in writing this book. I've learned by now that that rarely leads to meaningful examinations of the work. However, my personal view of what the author wrote made me think that he is not so much trying to attack Christianity itself but the narrow-mindedness of those who study and interpret the Bible. He seems to merely be presenting an alternate reading of a well-known story in the hopes that people will begin to analyze the Bible from more than just the most widely distributed reading. That's not to say that the author didn't have some bias in his writings. He definitely seems to, especially in his attitude toward biblical scholars and the writers of the New Testament, and from an academic perspective, such bias bothers me. However, I don't see any evidence in his writing that he meant to do anything other than get people to view the scripture with a new eye.juliusotieno02 wrote: ↑02 May 2019, 06:03What do you think was the aim of this book especially considering all the research the author had to carry out to aid him in writing the book? Do you think his intentions were just to dispense knowladge and not an attack to christianity? If this book is read by many people across the world, do you think it might put an end to christianity?
Would this book put an end to Christianity if it were read widely throughout the world? No, definitely not. I agree with everyone else; the institution of Christianity is too old and too ingrained into our society to be eradicated by one book alone, especially since it is not really undermining Christian teachings, just redefining them a little. In fact, I doubt that Christianity could be entirely put to an end in our lifetime. One book or radical thought could be a catalyst for the change--although I'm not sure if this is that book--but that would require the change to pick up momentum, which cannot be accomplished by one book alone.