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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May 15, Mark Oppenlander rated it liked it Shelves: 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. Nonetheless, this book is clear, lucid and somewhat interesting. Would you believe I have had this book on my shelf since my college years and had not read it?

Trueblood does walk through a number of examples of Jesus’ use of humor, pointing out irony, satire and ridicule. Realizing something is an idiom that we once interpreted in a wooden, literal way. Lists with This Book.


THE HUMOR OF CHRIST by D. Elton Trueblood | Kirkus Reviews

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I subsequently gave my copy away, and I’d love to read it again. Yumor will make me view the gospels differently.

Books by Elton Trueblood. I have a professor who was mentored by Trueblood himself. Trueblood invites us to see how Jesus uses irony and other tools of humor to make a point.

Julie rated it liked it Apr 29, By default, I’ve always imagined Him as the severe, serious type. And he’s got a vibrant sense of humor. There was also nothing that I would say is memorable from the book itself.

At times, the author would appear to be reading his own sense of humor into the record, e.

This book is not curist featured on Listopia. I read an autographed copy given to me by my parents. May 04, Michael rated it it was amazing.

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It is not perhaps as ground-breaking as it once was nor as funny as it could should? Although this is a fairly short book, it wasn’t the easiest read.

Andrew Buttry rated it it was ok Jul 18, Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Throughout the Gospels, Christ employed humor for the sake of truth tueblood many of his teachings, when seen in this light, become brilliantly clear for the first time.


Small wonder that so many people are left with the impression that the Bible is a dull, humorless book, and that Jesus is a dull, humorless man.

The Humor of Christ: A Bold Challenge to the Traditional Stereotype of a Somber, Gloomy Christ

It took me a while to get through this book because it’s very scholarly, but I’m glad I read it. The relation of humor to the tragic is touched upon, but the author fails to relate his thesis adequately thf the crucifixion, or to develop thoroughly the pathos resulting– as in Lincoln–from the close affinity of humor with suffering.

It’s the reason for my first sentence. Be the first to discover new talent!

Paperbackpages. We should be very careful using this as an interpretive tool when reading the Bible.


Trueblood’s name will carry this father than its thesis might indicate. Return to Book Page. Well, I finally got to it and this thin book is packed with all kinds of wisdom about humor.