I just finished going through it. His essential argument is as follows:
1. Jesus was a Charismatic messenger of God who did not see himself as divine.
2. The earliest Christians did not see Christ as divine. This can be seen in the Didache and synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke)
3. Paul shifted emphasis from Christ's message to Christ himself, the first step in altering Christ from a prophet of God to the Son of God.
4. Gentile, primarily Hellenistic influence, brought with it platonic concepts that further moved Christianity towards seeing Christ as the eternal, divine logos.
5. At the council of Nicea, Constantine was persuaded by bishops like Athanasius to adopt and promote the idea of homoousious.
6. The rest is history.
7. Christians should return to seeing God as a prophet of God, not the unique, divine Son of God.
In light of this argument, I was wondering if any of you have read the book, and if so what you thought of his arguments.