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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Oct chrisf, Rich rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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 be discarded or destroyed and before anyone protests, this is usually done only because one or more copies of the donated book are already held in SPU’s general collection.


I read it a while ago during grad school. It is not perhaps as ground-breaking as it once was nor as funny as it could should?

Although I enjoyed the book, I did not find it particularly profound. At times, the author would appear to be reading his own sense of humor into the record, e. In a valuable appendix 30 humorous Gospel passages are listed for further study.

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 thhe ignore. The author sought to show Christ’s humor which is often lost in Christendom these days. Worth a read since it is so short, but not the best book ever. The Humor of Christ: Mark Hollingsworth rated it really liked it May 15, Jesus was constantly hilarious and the fact that this is missed accounts for so much drab in the church.


I grabbed this slim volume from the stack because it was truebllod, because the title intrigued me and because I recognized the author, Elton Trueblood, as a well-known 20th century Quaker theologian.

It’s encouraging to be reminded that He laughed too. There was also nothing that I would say is memorable from the book itself. It is taken for granted that the identification of the element of humor in Christ’s teaching adds significance to it, but elgon image of Christ as humorous would seem, at times, to be modelled more after Socrates than according to the total Gospel portrait.

There were a couple of thd 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.

It’s an analysis of Jesus’ wit and humor in the Gospels. Wallace Roark rated it really liked it Elfon 06, Overall, I think the author succeeded in his objective.

He calls the humor of Christ a “neglected aspect” of his human incarnation. Mar 07, Nate Perrin rated it liked it Shelves: Bill rated it it was amazing Jul 10, Christopher rated it tryeblood liked it Jun 06, Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

It will make me view the gospels differently. The Humor of Christ inspires Christians to redraw their pictures of Christ and to add a persistent biblical detail, the note of humor. KIRKUS REVIEW 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.


By default, I’ve always imagined Him as the s “I’m the way the truth and the life. Although this is a fairly short book, it wasn’t the easiest read.

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I read an autographed copy given to me by my parents. Chris rated it it was ok Apr 28, The prevailing attitude is that every word Jesus said was completely serious and intense, and that just isn’t the case! Niza rated it liked it Feb 27, Want to Read saving…. Jesus did u Although this is a fairly short book, it wasn’t the easiest read. It took me a while to get through this book because it’s very scholarly, but I’m glad I read it.

That may sound strange when critiquing a piece of theological scholarship, but to my way of thinking, if you’re going to write about God being a funny guy, perhaps you should consider lightening up a little yourself.

The humor of Christ

Julie rated it liked it Apr 29, The Humor of Christ. It reads something like a long essay, split into chapters, but was still very interesting od easy to read, when I wasn’t distracted. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

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.

Would be more aptly named “The Whit of Christ”, or “Jesus had a wry sense of humor, maybe.

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