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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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The humor of Christ.

Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Thanks for telling us about the problem. James rated it really liked it Nov 22, 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. Preview this item Preview this item.

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.

I also appreciated the many insights the author offered about the nature of humor and its importance in life. Nonetheless, this book is clear, lucid and somewhat interesting. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. Josh Wilhelm rated it liked it Jun 16, Trivia About The Humor of Chri He also invites us to consider some of the harder sayings of Jesus and understand them as Jesus employing humor often stating the absurd to make a point.


I was really excited to read this book when I discovered it at our church library. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He calls the humor of Christ a “neglected aspect” of his human incarnation.

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.

Kirk rated it liked it Nov 24, Citations are based on reference standards. Aug 15, Steve Bedford rated it liked it.

Want to Read saving…. Trueblood does walk through a number of examples of Jesus’ use of humor, pointing out irony, satire and ridicule.

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Julie rated it liked it Apr 29, On the other hand, we’ve overcome this before. The most helpful thing for me personally was Trueblood’s alternate explanations for a eltpn of parables that have troubled translators and scholars for many years e. Elton Trueblood has tackled a difficult, neglected, but vital topic for understanding the Bible in general and Jesus in particular.

Jesus did u Although this is a fairly short book, it wasn’t the easiest read. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. May 04, Michael rated it it was amazing.


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.

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Tye 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. Jun 10, Dean Summers rated it it was amazing Shelves: Finding libraries that hold this item Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.

However, this is a good book to a I have a professor who was mentored hhe Trueblood himself. The humor of Christ. 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.