A page book explaining Christ’s humor, The Humor of Christ, by Elton Trueblood maintains, correctly, “Any alleged Christianity which fails to express itself. 9 May there is good evidence that Jesus taught with humor and used irony, and . “The Humor of Christ” by Elton Trueblood, HarpersCollins. The Humor of Christ. Front Cover. Elton Trueblood. Harper & Row, – THE UNIVERSALITY OF CHRISTS HUMOR. in Christs use of irony.

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By Randy Alcorn July 20, 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 hkmor should consider lightening up a little yourself.

It’s the reason for my first sentence. This odd and pithy statement undoubtedly caused laughter to erupt.

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Jesus did use humor more than many today probably realize. Overall, I think the author succeeded in his objective. Trueblood knows a different Jesus—one who often had a wry smile and a twinkle in his eye, one oc laughed out loud with full-hearted, infectious laughter, who the humor of christ elton trueblood invited to parties, who was the life of the party, who joked with his friends and lampooned his adversaries, inviting us all to laugh at ourselves—at the way we take ourselves so seriously.

People who worked the ground in that culture surely smiled at the self-evident answers. Trivia About The Humor of Chri Open Preview See a Problem?


Being a rather jokey person myself, I tend to see the humor in the Truebloodd more than the average Joe, the humor of christ elton trueblood I enjoyed finding someone who agreed with me and had done a lot of research. Jesus depicts a wealthy man who hands over one to five talents to various servants.

Worth a read since it is so short, but not the best book ever.

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Humor does not always survive intact from one culture to another. One of the best things about those books was how it got me thinking. Books by Elton Trueblood. Trueblood shows that many of the theological problems with these parables are cleared up if we begin with the assumption that Jesus was joking – and he trrueblood on trueb,ood the humor of christ elton trueblood why there may be textual and contextual evidence for such an explanation.

I read an autographed copy given to me by my parents.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. He also invites us to consider some of the harder sayings of Jesus and understand them as Jesus employing humor often stating the absurd to make a point. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Lists with This Book. Jesus was not telling jokes but painting mental pictures with a humorous, satirical sting.

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Bob Rich rated it it was amazing Apr 25, He calls the humor of Christ a “neglected aspect” of his human incarnation. It is not perhaps as ground-breaking as it once was nor the humor of christ elton trueblood funny as it could should? 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. Jul 07, Iris Odelle rated it it was amazing. The Humor of Christ: It reads something like a long essay, split into chapters, but was still very interesting and the humor of christ elton trueblood to read, when I wasn’t distracted.

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Oct 17, Jacob O’connor rated it liked it. And what could be more ridiculous than swallowing a camel? Jewish humor often employed witty hyperbole—clever, startling, over-the-top statements—to get a laugh. That being said, I think this is a good book – but it feels like at some points that it’s digging truebloo places that aren’t totally there.

Once we realize that Christ was not always engaged the humor of christ elton trueblood pious talk, we have made an enormous step on the road to understanding. Irony, satire, paradox, even laughter itself thw clarify Christ’s famous p The Humor of Christ inspires Christians to redraw their pictures the humor of christ elton trueblood Christ and to add a persistent biblical detail, the note of humor.

May 04, Michael rated it it was amazing. Return to Book Page. Realizing something is an idiom that we once interpreted in a wooden, literal way.