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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It’s an analysis of Jesus’ wit and humor in the Gospels.
Books by Elton Trueblood. Bill rated it it was amazing Jul 10, Open Preview See a Problem?
On the other hand, we’ve overcome this before. A few wry asides or author’s examples of humor in his own faith-walk might have thf some emotional heft to his intellectual argument.
The Humor of Christ: No trivia or quizzes yet. In eltoh valuable appendix 30 humorous Gospel passages are listed for further study. The prevailing attitude is that every word Jesus said was completely serious and intense, and that just isn’t the case! Aug 15, Steve Bedford rated it liked it.
It has been a good exercise considering that Jesus may have been being ironic, sarcastic, or playful. My biggest criticism of this book is that it is not very funny.
Bob Rich rated it it was amazing Apr 25, By default, I’ve always imagined Him as the severe, serious type. He shows how humor is employed in controversy, in parables, and in short dialogues.
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.
Maybe something like the God of the OT that others seem to think is so much different. There was a problem adding your email address. I read it a while ago during grad school.
Would you believe I have had this book on my shelf since my college years and had not read it? Trueblood shows that many of the theological problems with these parables are cleared up if we begin with the assumption that Jesus was joking – and he goes on to suggest why there may be textual and contextual evidence for such an explanation.
The Humor of Christ: A Bold Challenge to the Traditional Stereotype of a Somber, Gloomy Christ
At times, the author would appear to be reading his own sense of humor into the record, e. Jul 07, Iris Odelle rated it it was amazing. What I humr best about the book was that it made Jesus seem more like a real person, not just an idea floating around out there. Trueblood’s name will carry this father than its thesis might indicate.
THE HUMOR OF CHRIST by D. Elton Trueblood | Kirkus Reviews
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 add a persistent biblical detail, the note of humor.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There was also nothing that I would say is memorable from the book itself. It’s encouraging to be reminded that He laughed too. Nov 30, Brandon H. Please provide an email address.
Perhaps this gloomy, serious Jesus was a significant obstacle in when this book was first published – and perhaps it still is a problem in some circles. Jesus did use humor more than many today probably realize. I’ve never considered that Jesus has a personality!