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 by D. Elton Trueblood | Kirkus Reviews

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. That may sound strange when critiquing a piece of theological scholarship, but to my way of thinking, trueblkod you’re going to write about God being a funny guy, perhaps you should consider lightening up a little yourself.

Maybe something like the God of the OT that humlr seem to think is so much different. 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.

Irony, satire, paradox, even laughter itself help clarify Christ’s famous parables, His brief sayings, and important events in His life. Linked Data More info about Linked Data.

The author sought to show Christ’s humor which is often lost in Christendom these days. Kirk rated it liked it Nov 24, Nov 30, Brandon H. Bill rated it it was amazing Jul 10, Trueblood invites us to see how Jesus uses irony and other tools of humor to make a point.


Would you believe I have had this book on my shelf since my college years and had not read it? The humor of Christ.

The humor of Christ

My biggest criticism of this trueblodo is that it is not very funny. We should be very careful using this as an interpretive tool when reading the Bible.

There were a couple of places leton I thought the author read humor into stories and the words of Christ where it wasn’t present but at the same time, he did open my eyes to see Christ’s humor in places I had missed. I read an autographed copy given to me by my parents.

The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Jesus was constantly hilarious and the fact that this is missed accounts for so much drab in the church.

May 15, Mark Oppenlander rated it cyrist it Shelves: He shows how humor is employed in controversy, in parables, and in short dialogues. Paperbackpages. Advanced Search Find a Library. Elton Trueblood Find more information about: Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.

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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. Want to Read saving…. Oct 14, Rich rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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.


Digital Library Federation, December Oddly, this book has the best description of Pharisees that I have ever read. 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. I subsequently gave my copy away, and I’d love to read it again. One of the best things about those books was how it got me thinking.

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Trueblood challenges the picture of a “humor-less” Jesus, and he brings out the irony and humor in Christ’s words and parables. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.

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. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Subjects Jesus Christ — Humor.

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