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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Nonetheless, this book is clear, lucid and somewhat interesting. Well, I finally got to it and this thin book is packed with all kinds of wisdom about humor. 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.

Being a rather jokey person myself, I tend to see the humor in the Bible more than the average Joe, so I enjoyed finding someone who agreed with me and had done a lot of research. I read an autographed copy given to me by my parents.

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

Oct 14, Rich rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Trueblood does a good job showing Jesus’ strategic use of humor and irony.

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. Rev Gary rated it really liked it May 05, In a valuable appendix 30 humorous Gospel passages are listed for further study. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Please provide an email address.


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My biggest criticism of this book is that it is not very funny. 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. It will make me view the gospels differently. If I say something tongue-in-cheek, then the exact opposite of my expressed words are meant.

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 of irony.

The humor of Christ

This book was like listening to someone explain a joke that you didn’t get, not very fun, but it explores an aspect of Jesus’ ministry that apparently was prominent, but we tend to ignore. Paperbackpages. It’s the reason for my first sentence. I have a professor who was mentored by Treublood himself.

Aug 15, Steve Bedford rated it liked it. 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.


Jun 10, Dean Summers rated it it was amazing Shelves: We should be very careful using this as an interpretive tool when reading the Bible. Although I enjoyed the book, Here is another book I rescued from a stack of donations to the SPU Library that were on their way to humoor discarded or destroyed and before anyone protests, this is usually done only eltn one or more copies of the donated book are already held in SPU’s general collection.

But like other reviewers have stated, I’m glad I finished it. James rated it really liked it Nov 22, There was also nothing that I would say is memorable from wlton book itself.

Would be more aptly named “The Whit of Christ”, or “Jesus had a wry sense of humor, maybe. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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

Andrew Buttry rated it it was ok Jul 18, Jesus did u Although this is a fairly short book, it wasn’t the easiest read. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Humor of Chrsit inspires Christians to redraw their pictures of Christ and to add a persistent biblical detail, the note of humor.