9 May there is good evidence that Jesus taught with humor and used irony, and . “The Humor of Christ” by Elton Trueblood, HarpersCollins. One of the sources that helped me discover the humor of Jesus is a little book by Elton Trueblood called The Humor of Christ. His book is barely an introduction. The humor of Christ. by Trueblood, Elton, Publication date Topics Jesus Christ — Humor., Jesus Christ. Publisher New York, Harper & Row.

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Trueblood’s name will carry this father than its thesis might indicate. Trueblood e,ton us to see how Jesus uses irony and other tools of humor to make a point. Christopher rated it really liked it Jun 06, I grabbed this slim volume from the stack because it was free, tue the title intrigued me and because I recognized the author, Elton Trueblood, as a well-known 20th century Quaker theologian. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. It reads something like a long essay, split into chapters, but was still very interesting and easy to read, when I wasn’t distracted.

The Humor of Christ. Oct 14, Rich rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: You already recently rated this item. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Tbe read an autographed copy given to me by my parents.


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Elton Trueblood Find more grueblood about: 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. We should be very careful using this as an interpretive tool when reading the Bible. Maybe something like the God of the OT that others seem to think is so much different. But like other reviewers have stated, I’m glad I finished it.

Please enter your name. Although this is a fairly short book, it wasn’t the easiest read. 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 tthe add a persistent biblical detail, the note of humor.

The Humor of Christ: A Bold Challenge to the Traditional Stereotype of a Somber, Gloomy Christ

HathiTrust Digital Library, Limited view search only. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. Subjects Jesus Christ — Humor. However, this is a good book to anger legalists who love an angry Jesus who thinks just like they do so I’ll be keeping a copy nearby. The name field is required. Although I enjoyed the book, I did not find it particularly profound. Other Book Industry Professional. There was a problem adding your email address. There is a pitfall, however.

It will make me view the gospels differently. 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

Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom pf, institution or organization should be applied. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. 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. Julie rated it liked it Apr 29, Small wonder that so many people are left with the impression trueblpod the Bible is a dull, humorless book, and that Jesus is a dull, humorless man.

Would you believe I have had this book on my shelf since my college years and had not read it? Would you also like to submit a review for this item? 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.

Jun 10, Dean Summers rated it it was amazing Shelves: Books by Elton Trueblood. Do you work in the book industry? No trivia or quizzes yet.