Roland Boer é o organizador do livro Secularism and Biblical Studies. London: Equinox Publishing, 2010, 224 p. – ISBN 9781845533755, que reacendeu o debate.
Lemche asserts, without evidence, that the Bible is increasingly important in our modern world. Avalos, by contrast, is caught: on the one hand, he argues that the Bible is increasingly irrelevant, but on the other, he argues that the Bible is a dangerous book, so much so that its influence should be eliminated from our world. Both are correct, but not in ways they would expect.