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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Trivia About The Humor of Chri Small wonder that so many people are left with the impression that the Bible is a dull, humorless book, and that Jesus is a huomr, humorless man. Julie rated it liked it Apr 29, Please provide an email address. I was really excited to read this book when I discovered it at our church library. By default, I’ve always imagined Him as the severe, serious type.

The Humor of Christ inspires Christians to redraw their pictures of Christ and to add a persistent yumor detail, the note of humor. On the other hand, we’ve overcome this before.

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 to add a persistent biblical detail, the note of humor.

Trueblood’s name will carry this father than its thesis might indicate. Books by Elton Trueblood. Mar 13, Paul J rated it really liked it.

THE HUMOR OF CHRIST by D. Elton Trueblood | Kirkus Reviews

Would be more aptly named “The Whit of Christ”, or “Jesus had a wry sense of humor, maybe. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. What I found best about the book was that it made Jesus seem more like a real person, not just an idea floating around out there. I see a lot of Trueblood’s thoughts lived on through this man. May 15, Mark Oppenlander rated it liked it Shelves: Andrew Buttry rated it it was ok Jul 18, Refresh and try again.


Recommended to all students of Jesus and Scripture. At times, the author would appear to be reading his own sense of humor into the record, e. 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. Might Christ have had a sense of humor?

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Perhaps this gloomy, serious Jesus was a significant obstacle in when this book was first published – and perhaps it still is a problem in some circles. Mark Hollingsworth rated it really liked it May 15, Sep 09, Sarah rated it really liked it. Feb 21, Douglas Wilson rated it liked it Shelves: It is not perhaps as ground-breaking as it once was nor as funny as it could should? 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.


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

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

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It reads something like a long essay, split into chapters, but was still very interesting and easy to read, when I wasn’t distracted. 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. Bob Rich rated it it was amazing Apr 25, Believing that neglect of the element of humor in the teachings of 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 trueboood emphasis upon Christ’s use of irony.

Jesus was constantly hilarious and the fact that this is missed accounts for so much rlton in the church. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Nov 30, Brandon H.

My biggest criticism of this book is that it is not very funny. Want to Read saving….