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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What I found best about the book was that it made Jesus seem more like a real person, not just an idea I was really excited to read this book when I discovered it at our church library. There was also nothing that I would say is memorable from the book itself. Paperbackpages. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
However, this is a good book to a I have a professor who was mentored by Trueblood himself. Trivia About The Humor of Chri Trueblood challenges the picture of a “humor-less” Jesus, and he brings out the irony and humor in Christ’s words and parables. He shows how humorr is employed in controversy, in parables, and in short dialogues.
The Humor of Christ: A Bold Challenge to the Traditional Stereotype of a Somber, Gloomy Christ
Sep 09, Sarah rated it really liked it. Julie rated it liked it Apr 29, Nonetheless, this book is clear, lucid and somewhat interesting.
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. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Would be more aptly named “The Whit of Christ”, or “Jesus had tue wry sense of humor, maybe.
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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.
It is taken for granted that the identification of the element of humor in Christ’s teaching adds significance to it, but the image of Christ as humorous would seem, at times, to be modelled more after Socrates than according to the total Gospel portrait.
Elton Trueblood has tackled a difficult, neglected, but vital topic for understanding the Bible in general and Jesus in particular. Rev Gary rated it really liked it May 05, Open Preview See a Problem? Trueblood shows that many of the theological problems with these parables are cleared up tryeblood 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.
May 04, Michael rated it it was amazing.
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My biggest criticism of this book is that it is not very funny. Bob Rich rated it it was amazing Apr 25, 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.
Worth a read since it is so short, but not the best book ever. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of hhe attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.
THE HUMOR OF CHRIST by D. Elton Trueblood | Kirkus Reviews
At times, the author would appear to be reading his own sense of humor into the record, e. Then again, I’m used to the idea that Jesus had a sense of humor because that was just a part of His humanity as well as His divinity. I grabbed this slim volume from the stack because it was free, because the title intrigued me and because I recognized the author, Elton Trueblood, as a well-known 20th century Quaker theologian.
Irony, satire, paradox, even laughter itself help clarify Christ’s famous parables, His brief sayings, and important events in His life. Niza rated it liked thhe Feb 27, 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 especial emphasis upon Christ’s use trjeblood irony.
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. But like other reviewers have stated, I’m glad I finished it.
Nov 30, Brandon H.