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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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. It’s an analysis of Jesus’ wit and humor in the Gospels. Although this is a fairly short book, it wasn’t the easiest read. My biggest criticism of this book is that it is not very funny.
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Overall, I think the author succeeded in his objective. It’s encouraging to be reminded that He laughed too. I read an autographed copy given to me by my parents. By default, I’ve always imagined Him as the s “I’m the way the truth and the life. 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 affinity of humor with suffering.
I subsequently gave my copy away, and I’d love to read it again. 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.
THE HUMOR OF CHRIST by D. Elton Trueblood | Kirkus Reviews
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.
Full disclosure – I don’t usually read the Gospels that way.
Please provide an email address. Nonetheless, this book is clear, lucid and somewhat interesting. The Humor of Christ: There is a pitfall, however. 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 truenlood 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.
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Return to Book Page. A few wry asides or author’s examples of humor in his own faith-walk might have added some hunor heft to his intellectual argument. Niza rated it liked it Feb 27, We should be very careful using this as an interpretive tool when reading the Bible.
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No trivia or quizzes yet. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It has been a good exercise considering that Jesus may have been being ironic, sarcastic, or playful.
However, this is a good book to a I have a professor who was mentored by Trueblood himself. He calls the humor of Christ a humr aspect” of his human incarnation.
I read it a while ago during grad school.