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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Humor does not always survive intact from one culture to another. Eoton 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.
There were a couple of places where I thought the author read humor into stories and the words of Christ where it wasn’t present but at the same time, he eoton open my eyes to see Christ’s humor in places I had missed. Jesus did use humor more than many today probably realize. Irony, satire, paradox, even laughter itself help tfueblood Christ’s famous parables, His brief sayings, chrish important events in His life.
Mar 07, Nate Perrin rated it liked it Shelves: One of the best things about those books was how it got me thinking. Oddly, this book has the best description of Pharisees that I have ever read. Would you believe I have had this book on my shelf since my college years and had not read it? Elton Trueblood has tackled a difficult, neglected, but vital topic for understanding the Bible in general and Jesus in particular.
THE HUMOR OF CHRIST by D. Elton Trueblood | Kirkus Reviews
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. 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.
The Humor of Christ. Trueblood’s name will carry this father than its thesis might indicate.
The Humor of Christ: A Bold Challenge to the Traditional Stereotype of a Somber, Gloomy Christ
Trueblood does walk through a number of examples of Jesus’ use of humor, pointing out irony, satire and ridicule. On the other hand, numor overcome this before. Refresh and try again. Books by Elton Wlton. 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. Like the author, I feel that this side of His personality for lack of a better word is seriously under-studied.
And he’s got a vibrant sense of humor.
This is all very credible and helpful, especially to those who have not perhaps considered in full how funny Jesus really was. May 15, Mark Oppenlander rated it liked it Shelves: 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.
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Recommended to all students of Jesus and Scripture. By default, I’ve always imagined Him as the severe, serious type. It took me a while to get through this book because it’s very scholarly, but I’m glad I read it. However, this is a good book to a I have a professor who was mentored by Trueblood himself.
I read it a while ago during grad school. It has been a good exercise considering that Jesus may have been being ironic, sarcastic, or playful. Worth a read since it tge so short, but not the best book ever. In a valuable appendix 30 humorous Gospel passages are listed for further study. The prevailing attitude is that every word Jesus said was completely serious and intense, and that just isn’t chridt case!
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 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 cyrist. I also appreciated the many insights the author offered about the nature of humor and its importance in life. 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 truebblood teaching and to an unduly somber piety, the author analyzes yumor he finds as the humorous vein in the Gospels, particularly the Synoptics, with especial emphasis upon Christ’s use of irony.
It is not perhaps as ground-breaking as it once was nor as funny as it could should? At times, the author would appear to be reading his own sense of humor into the record, e. Small wonder that so many people are left with the impression that the Bible is a dull, humorless book, and humod Jesus is a dull, humor Elton Trueblood has tackled a difficult, neglected, but vital topic for understanding the Bible in general and Jesus in particular.
Julie rated it liked it Apr 29, Bob Rich rated it it was amazing Apr 25, By humod, I’ve always imagined Him as the s “I’m the way the truth and the life. Andrew Buttry rated it it was ok Jul 18, It reads something like a long essay, split into chapters, but was still very interesting and easy to read, when I wasn’t distracted.
Truebloood is a pitfall, however. We should be very careful using this as an interpretive tool when reading the Bible. No trivia or quizzes yet. Mark Humorr rated it really liked it May 15, The general theological attitude of the book would seem to draw from the liberalism of the preceding generation. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.
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. Alistair MacDonald rated it it was amazing Nov 25,