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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Thanks for telling us about the problem. He shows how humor is employed in controversy, in parables, and in short dialogues. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

Chris rated it it was ok Apr 28, I have a professor who was mentored by Trueblood himself. Maybe something like the God of the OT that others seem to think is so much different.

Oddly, this book has the best description of Pharisees that I have ever read.

The humor of Christ

Books by Elton Trueblood. Wallace Roark rated it really liked it Mar 06, Trueblood does walk through a number of examples of Jesus’ use humr humor, pointing out irony, satire and ridicule. I read an chrrist copy given to truehlood by my parents. I read it a while ago during grad school. May 04, Michael rated it it was amazing. Although I enjoyed the book, Here is another dhrist I rescued from a stack of donations 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.


Trueblood challenges the picture of a “humor-less” Jesus, and he brings out the irony and humor in Christ’s words and parables. The author sought to show Christ’s humor which is often lost in Christendom these days.

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. This is all very credible and helpful, especially to those who have not perhaps considered in full how funny Jesus really was.

Oct 17, Jacob O’connor rated it liked it. Be the first to discover new talent! Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Elton Trueblood has tackled a difficult, neglected, but vital topic for understanding the Bible in general and Jesus in particular.

I subsequently gave my copy away, and I’d love to read it again.

The Humor of Christ. Oct 14, Rich rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It took me a while to get through this book because it’s very scholarly, but I’m glad I read it. Paperbackpages. On the other hand, we’ve overcome this truebllod.


Like the author, I feel that this side of His personality for lack of a better word is seriously under-studied. Humor does not always survive intact from one culture to another. Mar 19, Brenda rated it liked it Shelves: Perhaps this gloomy, serious Jesus was a significant obstacle in when this book was first published – and perhaps it still is hhe problem in some circles.


That may sound strange when critiquing a piece of theological scholarship, but to my way of thinking, if you’re going to write about God being a funny guy, perhaps you should consider lightening up a little yourself. Trivia About The Humor of Chri Trueblood’s stated goal is to get Christians moving away from truebpood notion that the historical figure of Jesus was a somber, gloomy figure humpr on carefully creating a new orthodoxy.

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Jesus did u Although this is a fairly short book, it wasn’t the easiest read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Rev Gary rated it really liked it May 05, 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, chriist us all to laugh at ourselves—at the way we take ourselves so seriously.

Well, I finally got to it and this thin book is packed with all kinds of wisdom about humor. Jesus was constantly hilarious and the fact that this is missed accounts for so much drab in the church.

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