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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There was also nothing that I would say is memorable from the book itself. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jun 10, Dean Summers rated it it was amazing Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem?

Paperbackpages. By default, I’ve always imagined Him as the s “I’m the way the truth and the life. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I grabbed this oc volume from the stack because it was free, because the title intrigued me and because I recognized the author, Elton Trueblood, as a well-known 20th century Quaker theologian.

Want to Read saving…. I’ve never considered that Jesus has a personality! At times, the author would appear to be reading his own sense of humor into the record, e.

The humor of Christ

This is all very credible and helpful, especially to those who have not perhaps considered in full how funny Jesus really was. Trueblood’s name will carry this father than its thesis might indicate.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It took me a while to get through this book because it’s very scholarly, but I’m glad I read it. Mark Hollingsworth rated it really liked it May 15, No trivia or quizzes yet.


Josh Wilhelm rated it liked it Jun 16, Elton Trueblood has tackled a difficult, neglected, but vital topic for understanding the Bible in general and Jesus in particular. 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 parties, 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 take ourselves so seriously.

Small wonder that so many people are left with the impression that the Bible is a dull, humorless book, and that Jesus is a dull, humorless man. Overall, I think the author succeeded in his objective.

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The prevailing attitude is that every word Jesus said was completely serious and intense, and that just isn’t the case! Would be more aptly named “The Whit of Christ”, or “Jesus had a wry sense trueeblood humor, maybe.

Trueblood does a good job showing Jesus’ strategic use of humor and irony. He also invites us to consider some of the harder sayings of Jesus and understand them as Jesus employing humor often stating the absurd to make a point. Books by Elton Trueblood. Return to Book Page. Mar 19, Brenda rated it liked it Shelves: Jesus did use humor more than many today probably realize. Although I enjoyed the book, I did not find it particularly profound.


Realizing something vhrist an idiom that we once interpreted in a wooden, literal way. To ask other readers questions about The Humor of Christplease sign up.

Mar 07, Nate Perrin rated it liked it Shelves: Be the lf to discover new talent! But like other reviewers have stated, I’m glad I finished it. Believing that neglect of the element of humor in the teachings cgrist Jesus has led to failure to appreciate the full scope of his teaching and to an unduly somber piety, the author analyzes what he finds as the humorous vein in the Gospels, particularly the Synoptics, with especial eltoj upon Christ’s use of irony.

In a valuable appendix 30 humorous Gospel passages are listed for further study. But since those that I associate with do not make this error, I found Trueblood’s points easily won and not hard to defense; he is preaching to the choir. Julie rated it liked it Apr 29, It is taken for granted that the identification of the element of humor in Christ’s teaching adds significance to it, but the image of Christ as humorous would seem, at times, to be modelled more after Truevlood than according to the total Gospel portrait.

Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. The author sought to show Christ’s humor which is often lost in Christendom these days.