ELTON TRUEBLOOD THE HUMOR OF CHRIST PDF

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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I also appreciated the many insights the author offered about the nature of humor and its importance in life. Jul 07, Iris Odelle rated it it was amazing. But like other reviewers have stated, I’m glad I finished it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Would you believe I have had this book on my shelf since my college years and had not read it? I have a professor who was mentored by Trueblood himself.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Well, I finally got to it and this thin book is packed with all kinds of wisdom about humor. It is taken for granted that the identification of the truebloood of humor in Christ’s teaching adds significance to it, but the image of Christ as humorous would seem, at times, to be modelled more after Socrates than according to the total Gospel portrait.

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At times, the author would appear to be reading humo own sense of humor into the record, e. Christopher rated it really liked it Jun 06, By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. On the other hand, we’ve overcome this before. It will make me view the gospels differently. Paperbackpages.

Small wonder that so many people are left with the truebloodd that the Bible is a dull, humorless book, and that 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. Trueblood invites us to see how Jesus uses irony and other tools of humor to make a point.

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The humor of Christ

Here is another book I rescued from a stack of donations to the SPU Library that truebolod 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.

Sep chridt, Sarah rated it eelton liked it. Bob Rich rated it it was amazing Apr 25, My biggest criticism of this book is that it is not very funny. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. I see a lot of Trueblood’s thoughts lived on through this man. Throughout the Gospels, Christ employed humor for the sake of truth and many of his teachings, when seen in this light, become brilliantly clear for the first time.

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Niza rated it liked it Feb 27, Full disclosure – I don’t usually read hhe Gospels that way. To ask other readers questions about The Humor of Christplease sign up.

Open Preview See a Problem? Might Christ have had a sense of humor? Small humkr 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.

Overall, I think the author succeeded in his objective. And he’s got a vibrant sense of humor. 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 goes on to suggest why there may be textual and contextual evidence for such an explanation.

The Humor of Christ: Believing 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.

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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. 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. 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.

The most helpful thing for me personally was Trueblood’s alternate explanations for a couple of parables that have troubled translators and scholars for many years e. Would be more aptly named “The Whit of Christ”, or “Jesus had a wry sense of humor, maybe. Be the first to discover new talent! What I found best about the book was that it made Jesus 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.

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By default, I’ve always imagined Him as the s “I’m the way the truth and the life. He shows how humor is employed in controversy, in parables, and in short dialogues. Please provide an email address.

Andrew Buttry rated it it was ok Jul 18, I read an autographed copy given to me by my parents. Elton Trueblood has tackled a difficult, neglected, but vital topic for understanding the Bible in general and Jesus in particular. 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.

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