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Broadus, John Albert

BROADUS, JOHN ALBERT: American Baptist; b. in Culpeper County, Va., Jan. 24, 1827; d. in Louisville, Ky., Mar. 16, 1895. He was graduated at the University of Virginia 1850, and was assistant professor of Latin and Greek there, 1851–53, chaplain to the University 1855–57, pastor of the Baptist church in the place until, in 1859, on its organization, he became professor of the interpretation of the New Testament and of homiletics in the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, then in Greenville, S. C. In 1877 the seminary was removed to Louisville, and in 1888 he became its president. He attained high rank as teacher, preacher, and scholar, and published two notable volumes in the field of homiletics, The Preparation and Delivery of Sermons (Philadelphia, 1870; 25th ed., by E. C. Dargan, New York, 1905) and Lectures on the History of Preaching (New York, 1876); also Sermons and Addresses (1886; 6th ed., 1905); a commentary on Matthew (Philadelphia, 1887); Jesus of Nazareth (New York, 1890); Harmony of the Gospels according to the Revised Version (1893); Memoir of James Petigru Boyce (1893). He also prepared a commentary on Mark (Philadelphia, 1905), and edited and revised the Oxford translation of Chrysostom's homilies on Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians, with an essay on St. Chrysostom as a homilist, in vol. xiii. of Philip Schaff's Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers (New York, 1889).

Bibliography: A. T. Robertson, Life and Letters of John Albert Broadus, Philadelphia, 1901.

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