No, I read it, and for the most part agree, but have a differing take on Jesus and what he said, as well as his role. Or maybe not! I think there is a separation from Jewish laws. Some (of the 160+) are not relevant to today, in fact, I highly doubt 99% of christians know of them. I just know there are that many from OT, and have a clue on a handful of them.
Could you elaborate on the curing of skin disease? I am from a church/group and mindset of healings. Doctors definitely play a role in verification and help. See God's power in peoples lives on occasion that way.
My reading of Leviticus reavled that the historic Jews spent a lot of ink concerning themselves with skin disease (assuming that the term, "leprosy" was not restricted to Hansen's Disease but any expression of skin disfunction).
My understanding of the current Christian paradigm is that it emerged after Emperor Constantine demanded a regularization of the faith. He wanted a dependable state religion to replace paganism and because Christianity was popular with the plebeians he thought that by controlling a central church authority, he could effectively control the unruly lower class. He wasn['t the first politician to think of that, he just effectively regularized Christianity to his political aspirations.
Before Constantine, the church was a mess, even ignoring the murderous suppression by the Romans and others. The Christians were busy accusing each other of heresy and forging documents from one apostle or another that supported a particular argument -- whether or not women were equal of men, what to do about slavery, what to do about wealth and poverty, etc. Was Jesus wholly divine or wholly human or a sort of mixture that changed over time? What to do about Judaism?
So Constantine bribed and threatened and cajoled the major church fathers to meet and regularize the faith and holy scripture. From this we have the current canon -- essentially the Jewish Law and Prophets, the 4 Gospels (MMLJ), Acts of the Apostles and the various letters attributed to Paul, Peter, James and others. They also established a fundamental description of the Christian Faith which is enumerated in the Nicene Creed (Historic Church Documents at Reformed.org
Constantine's church soon split between east and west along with the Roman Empire. Then you had the church that remained in Rome (Roman Catholic Church) and those that stayed true to the church Constantine ruled from Constantinopolis (Constantine was not an humble man), the Orthodox Church.
Things remained in that hostile relationship in which both churches excommunicated each other and then leveraged political war against each other for about 1,000 years until Byzantium fell to the Muslim expansion and Constantinopolis came under direct attack. The Orthodox Church paid off the Catholic Church for military assistance and the western nations raised armies to return Byzantine lands and people to Byzantine rule -- the crusades began.
Modern western Christians all descend from the Roman Catholic Church. You (we, they ... whatever) all share a common view of the Bible. It is different from the Orthodox Church's view. Theologically, in some way even anabaptists are more like Roman Catholics than Roman Catholics are like Orthodox.
There's an excellent book by a biblical scholar and translator concerning how we came to have the understanding of the Bible that we have. If you're curious, I highly recommend it. WARNING: It is not what I would call, a faith-based exposition. You have been warned.
Amazon.com: Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why: Bart D. Ehrman: Books