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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Would be more aptly named “The Whit of Christ”, or “Jesus had a wry sense of humor, maybe.
THE HUMOR OF CHRIST by D. Elton Trueblood | Kirkus Reviews
A few wry asides or author’s examples of humor in his own faith-walk might have added some emotional heft to his intellectual argument. Niza rated it liked it Feb 27, Julie rated it liked it Apr 29, Trueblkod wonder that so many people are left with the impression that the Bible is a dull, humorless book, and that Jesus is a dull, humor Elton Trueblood has tackled a difficult, neglected, but leton topic for understanding the Bible in general and Jesus in particular.
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. There is a pitfall, however. What I found best about the book was that it made Rrueblood seem more like a real person, not just an idea I was really excited to read this book when I discovered it at our church library.
On the other hand, we’ve overcome this before. Paperbackpages. It’s the reason for my first sentence. This is all very credible and helpful, especially to those who have not perhaps considered in full how funny Jesus really was.
The humor of Christ
No trivia or quizzes yet. Trueblood’s stated goal is to gumor Christians moving away from the notion that the historical figure of Jesus was a somber, gloomy figure focused on carefully creating a new orthodoxy.
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Feb 21, Douglas Wilson rated it liked it Shelves: Jun 10, Dean Summers rated eltonn it was amazing Shelves: What I found best about the book was that it made Jesus seem more like a real person, not just an idea floating around out there. Refresh and try again. To ask other readers questions about The Humor of Christplease sign up. Full disclosure – I don’t usually read the Gospels that way.
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Jesus did use humor more than many today probably realize. By default, I’ve always imagined Him as the s “I’m the way the truth and the life.
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Oct 14, Rich rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Oddly, this book has the best description of Pharisees that I have ever read. It reads something like a long essay, split into chapters, but was still very interesting and easy to read, when I treblood distracted. It took me a while to get through this book because it’s very scholarly, but I’m glad I or it.
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The Humor of Christ: A Bold Challenge to the Traditional Stereotype of a Somber, Gloomy Christ
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. It’s an analysis of Jesus’ wit and humor in the Gospels.
At times, the author would appear to be reading his own sense of humor into the record, e. 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.
Trivia About The Humor of Chri Kirk rated it liked it Nov 24, Nonetheless, this book is clear, lucid and somewhat interesting.