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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Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. I cyrist really excited to read this book when I discovered it at our church library. Aug elon, Steve Bedford rated it liked it. In a valuable appendix 30 humorous Gospel passages are listed for further study. There was a problem adding your email address. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Then again, I’m used to the idea that Jesus had a sense of humor because that was just a part of His humanity as well as His divinity.
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.
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Open Preview See a Problem? 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.
Please provide an email address. Lists with This Book. Jesus did u Although this is a fairly short book, it wasn’t the easiest read. 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.
He calls the humor of Christ a “neglected aspect” of his human incarnation. 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.
Worth a read since it is so short, but not the best book ever. It reads something like a long essay, split into chapters, but was still very interesting and easy to read, when I wasn’t distracted. Chris rated it it was ok Apr 28, Elton Trueblood has tackled a difficult, neglected, but vital topic for understanding the Bible in general and Jesus in particular.
I also appreciated the many insights the author offered about the nature of humor and its importance in life. My biggest criticism of this book is that it is not very funny.
I’ve never considered that Jesus hujor a personality! Alistair MacDonald rated it it was amazing Nov 25, There was also nothing that I would say is memorable from the book itself.
Jesus was constantly hilarious and the fact that this is missed accounts for so much drab in the church. The author sought to show Christ’s humor which is often lost in Christendom these days. Kirk rated it liked it Nov 24, Oddly, this book has the best description of Pharisees that I have cjrist read. Irony, satire, paradox, even laughter itself help clarify Christ’s famous eltln 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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