The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #56132   Message #875743
Posted By: Jim Dixon
27-Jan-03 - 10:19 AM
Thread Name: BS: I bet JC had a sense of humour
Subject: RE: BS: I bet JC had a sense of humour
Seriously (?), Elton Trueblood, a Quaker, wrote a book called "Humor of Christ" in which he argued that several parables were meant to be funny, although the humor has mostly been lost in the way the parables have been handed down. Unfortunately, the book itself isn't funny. A joke that has to be explained never is.

When I looked up "Humor of Christ" on Amazon.com, I found 3 other similar titles:

"The Humor of Jesus" by Henri Cormier (Paperback)
"When Jesus Smiled" by Giorgio Conconi, Jordan Aumann (Translator) (Paperback)
"The Humor of Jesus: Sources of Laughter in the Bible" by Earl F. Palmer (Paperback)