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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Nov 30, Brandon H. Trueblood does walk through a number of examples rtueblood Jesus’ use of humor, pointing out irony, satire and ridicule. There was also nothing that I would say is memorable from the book itself. Alistair MacDonald rated it it was amazing Nov 25, Bob Rich rated it it was amazing Apr 25, 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. Rev Gary rated it really liked it May 05, Jesus was constantly hilarious and the fact that this is missed accounts for so much drab in the church.
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.
Books by Elton Trueblood. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. 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.
Kirk rated it liked it Nov 24, 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.
Would you believe I have had this book on my shelf since my college years and had not 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.
Worth a read since it is so short, but not the best book ever. Although I enjoyed the book, Here is chirst book I rescued from a stack of donations to the SPU Library that were on their way to be discarded or tbe 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.
Jul 07, Iris Odelle rated it it was amazing. There were a couple of places where I thought the author read humor into stories and the words of Christ where it wasn’t present but at the same time, he did open my eyes to see Christ’s humor in places I had missed.
I read it a while ago during grad school. Jesus did use humor more than many today probably realize.
James rated it really liked it Nov 22, The Humor of Christ inspires Christians to redraw their pictures of Christ and to add a persistent biblical detail, the note of humor.
It’s the reason for my first sentence. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Overall, I think the author succeeded in his objective. We should be very careful using this as an interpretive tool when reading the Bible. Josh Wilhelm rated it liked it Jun 16, That being said, I think this is a good book – but it feels like at some points that it’s digging for places that aren’t totally there.
Maybe something like the God of the OT that others seem to think is so much different. Christopher rated it really liked it Jun 06, Jesus did u Although this is a fairly short book, it wasn’t the easiest read. By default, I’ve always imagined Him as the severe, serious type. Aug 15, Steve Bedford rhe it liked it. It’s an analysis of Jesus’ wit and humor in the Gospels. The Humor of Christ: Be the first to discover new talent!
I’ve never considered that Jesus has a personality! Thanks for telling thhe about the problem. I also appreciated the many insights the author offered about the nature of humor and its importance in life.
Although I enjoyed the book, I did not find it particularly profound.
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This is all very credible and helpful, especially to those who have not perhaps considered in full how funny Jesus really was. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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, humor Elton Trueblood has tackled a difficult, neglected, but vital topic for understanding the Bible in general and Jesus in particular.
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Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. He shows how humor is employed in controversy, in parables, and in short dialogues.