Elton Trueblood. · Rating details · 90 ratings · 16 reviews. The Humor of Christ inspires Christians to redraw their pictures of Christ and to add a persistent . there is good evidence that Jesus taught with humor and used irony, and . “The Humor of Christ” by Elton Trueblood, HarpersCollins. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only once a year.

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May 04, Michael rated it it was amazing. Like the author, I feel that this side chrisg His personality for lack of a better word is seriously under-studied.

Irony, satire, paradox, even laughter itself help clarify Christ’s famous p The Humor of Christ inspires Christians to redraw their pictures of Christ and to chrits a persistent biblical detail, the note of humor. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Feb 21, Douglas Wilson rated it liked it Shelves: Mar 19, Brenda rated it liked it Shelves: Mar 13, Paul J rated it really liked it.

The humor of Christ

He shows how humor is employed in controversy, in parables, and in short dialogues. Open Preview See a Problem? Worth a read since it is so short, but not the best book ever.

Aug 15, Steve Bedford rated it liked it. The Humor of Christ inspires Christians to redraw their pictures of Christ and to add a persistent biblical detail, the note of humor. And he’s got a vibrant sense of humor. Throughout the Gospels, Christ employed humor for the sake of truth and many of his teachings, when seen in this light, become brilliantly clear for the first time. The general theological attitude of the book would seem to draw from the liberalism of the preceding generation.


It took me a while to get chriwt this book because it’s very scholarly, but I’m glad I read it. The relation of humor to the tragic is touched upon, but the author fails to relate his thesis adequately to the crucifixion, or to develop thoroughly the pathos resulting– as in Lincoln–from the close affinity of humor with suffering.

One of the best things about those books was how it got me thinking. Sep 09, Sarah rated it really liked it. Mar 07, Nate Perrin rated it liked it Shelves: Trueblood’s stated goal is to get Christians moving away from the notion that the historical figure of Jesus was a somber, gloomy figure focused on carefully creating a new orthodoxy. There is a pitfall, however.


To ask other readers questions about The Humor of Christplease sign up. It’s an analysis of Jesus’ wit and humor in the Gospels. I was really excited to read this book when I discovered it at our church library.

Trueblood knows a different Jesus—one who often had a wry smile and a twinkle in his eye, one who laughed out loud with full-hearted, infectious laughter, who got invited to tryeblood, who was the life of the party, who joked with his friends and lampooned his adversaries, inviting us all to laugh at ourselves—at the way we kf ourselves so seriously.


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Nonetheless, this book is clear, lucid and somewhat interesting. Jesus did use humor more than many today probably realize. At times, the author would appear to be reading his own sense of humor into the record, e.

Here is another book I rescued from a stack of truebloo to the SPU Library that were on their way to be discarded or destroyed and before anyone protests, this is usually done only because one or more copies of the donated book are already held in SPU’s general collection. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign yhe. This is all very credible and helpful, especially to those who have not perhaps considered in full how funny Jesus really was.

Maybe something like the God of the OT that others seem to think is so much different. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

On the other hand, we’ve overcome this before. Trueblood does a good job showing Jesus’ strategic use of humor and irony. Andrew Buttry rated it it was ok Jul 18,