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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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
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.