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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Overall, I think the author succeeded in his objective.

Might Christ have had a sense of humor? 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 wlton of humor with suffering. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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The humor of Christ.

But since those that I associate with do not make this error, I found Trueblood’s points easily won and not hard to defense; he is preaching to the choir. We should be very careful using this as an interpretive tool when reading the Bible.

By default, I’ve always imagined Him as the s “I’m the way the truth and the life. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study.


And he’s got a vibrant sense of humor. Bill rated it it was amazing Jul 10, More like this Similar Items. Jesus did u Although this is a fairly short book, it wasn’t the easiest read. Trueblood’s stated goal is to get Christians moving away from the notion that the historical trueb,ood of Jesus was a somber, gloomy figure focused on carefully creating a new orthodoxy.

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Worth a read since it is so short, but not the best book ever. Trueblood challenges the picture of a “humor-less” Jesus, and he brings out the irony and humor truwblood Christ’s words and parables. 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. I have a professor who was mentored by Trueblood himself.

Jesus did use humor more than many today probably realize. The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. Linked Data More info about Linked Data. Similar Items Related Subjects: 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. However, this is a good book to anger legalists who love an angry Jesus who thinks trueblooe like they do so I’ll be keeping a copy nearby.



The humor of Christ. Sep 09, Sarah rated it really liked it. He shows how humor is employed in controversy, in parables, and in short dialogues. Paperbackpages.

Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Well, I finally got to it and this thin book is packed with all kinds of wisdom about humor. Refresh and try again.

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Please create a truehlood list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. 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.

A few wry asides or author’s examples of humor in his own faith-walk might have added some emotional heft to his intellectual argument.

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 oc 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. Cancel Forgot your password?