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The book is good for those who find the teaching of many ministers troubling for their"me" orientation, and for those who have a hard time accepting doctrine created in late classic times when there was a very different understanding of the world. It really should be read by fundamentalists who claim to not follow the creeds of the Second through the Fifth Centuries, but demand their acceptance more than the mainline churches.
Sir Anthony Buzzard is an excellent scholar and was a major influence on my views of God and Christ in my last few years as a Christian. I say this as a 12er Shia Muslim now for 14 years and more. I love Trinitarian Christians, especially since most of my relatives are Roman Catholic. However, the Trinitarian view of God is a compromise of monotheism and polytheism. Certainly, Trinitarians intend to believe in One God, as the Catholic Creed begins "I believe in One God" (Credo in Unum Deum - as Theodosius would have stated it) but the creed does not go on to describe true monotheism. I don't know if Sir Anthony Buzzard knows about the differences between Muslims sects (we 12er Shia Muslim believe that traditions cannot abrogate the Quran, which we consider God's word, and that there is no compulsion in religion (abrogated by some modern Muslims sects) and that warfare can only be defensive and has rules (limits) and that war must end when the enemy stops fighting, and that imperialism is unjust and not taught in the Quran. This is why 12er Shia Muslims disagree with the government of the first three Muslim caliphs after the passing of our Prophet Muhammad. Though they did not force Christians and Jews to become Muslims (because that would mean those Caliphs would not have been able to collect taxes from the People of the Book), they took advantages of the attacks of the Hellene (aka Byzantine) Roman Empire and the Sassanid (Persian) Empire to increase the size of the early Muslim Caliphate.
My point for mentioning the above is that many times in the West Islam is presented as a monolithic world religion when there are many different and diverse sects. Various Shia Muslims and traditionally minded educated Sunni Muslims make good American citizens, but certain other Muslim sects are very much at odds with Constitutional American Democracy. Shia Muslims and most Sunni Muslims believe that it would be against the teachings of the Quran to force Americans to live under any version of Muslim Shariah (Law). There is no compulsion in religion, which is stated in the Quran more than once (although once would be enough). All religions in American ought to be respectful where there is disagreement, since the US Constitution quarantees Freedom of Religion and Freedom from Religion. I see some conservatives and some liberals trampling on the rights of others with who they disagree (and may even hate), which can only hurt American citizens in the long run.
When Christians who are investigating Islam want to know more about our Christology, one of the books I recommend is this book by Anthony Buzzard. This book gives an excellent case against the Trinity. The original Jews, and the early Christians, did not speak Protestant or Catholic Hebrew. They spoke Hebrew, Aramaic, Arabic, Greek, Coptic, etc. They did not speak English - since dynamic dialects of Old German had not yet produced Old English. Some Greek Christians, who formerly were polytheists, brought some of their former ideas into Christianity. This may be why many Greek-speaking Christian churches declared the Jewish Communities who descended from the early Jewish followers of Jesus to be heretics by the mid-2nd Century CE, after the Bar Kochba Jewish Revolt. But, Gentile Christianity was not a Monolithic religion at that time, either. Some Gentile Christians had similar views to the original Jewish Christians, though according to what is outlined in the first Church Council in Jerusalem as reported in the Book of Acts. I want Christians to realize that the Trinity was not a dogma in early Christian history. If they still want to learn more about Islam, then I recommend other books. However, if they become biblical Unitarians, or if they remain Trinitarians, at least they realize that Unitarian views on the Nature of God are not odd to Christianity. After all, the Jews before Jesus Christ appeared where never Trinitarians. God does not change, according to the Bible. So, if God really is a Trinity, no Pre-Christian Jews ever were commanded to believe it, and there is no Trinitarian formula in the Law. Echad is a singular "one" in Hebrew as well as its sister tongue Arabic, and cannot mean "one bunch" of YHWHs in the Shema. That would be a group of gods, not the Athanasian formula, anyway, if what some Baptists, Pentecostals, and others say is true. Even Dr. R C Sproul, the conservative Evangelical Reformed Presbyterian, teaches what Jews and even Catholics previously have taught, and also teaches that Elohim has always referred to the majesty of God, never referring to more than one god when referring to the God of Abraham.
There is no reason orthodox Christians, Jews, and Muslims can't live as friendly neighbors. It is the imperialists and the hates who profess to be Christians, Jews, and Muslims who cause the problems, anyway, at the instigation of Satan, who wants to destroy humans and humanity in this world, and wants to keep them from from salvation for the next. It doesn't matter if Christians say Jesus died for me and that is the Gospel or part of the Gospel. They are my neighbor and I desire to have a compassionate relationship with them. Even if they say I have to believe in the Trinity to be saved, which Sir Anthony Buzzard does not do.
I also recommend reading his other books, even though as a 12er Shia Muslim, I may not agree with everything he writes. Sir Anthony Buzzard is an excellent scholar and knowledge clears up many a misunderstanding.
Many scholars make their points on this subject clearly and concisely for even the most indoctrinated mind to understand.
I believe that the scholar reading this book if at all in doubt about a Triune godhead will be solidly convinced that God is one by the end and that Jesus is his son and the previously complex and unexplainable concept of a trinity will be put to rest as it should be. Hopefully it will bring a seeking Christian back to the Hebrew roots of their religion and Jesus' own Jewish creed - "Hear O Israel, YHVH is our Elohim, YHVH is one."