John A. Broadus: A Living Legacy

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John A. Broadus (1827-1895) was a founding faculty member and the second president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He preached to Robert E. Lee’s army during the Civil War and later wrote the enduring classic, A Treatise on the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons. A. T. Robertson called him "one of the finest fruits of modern Christianity." Charles Spurgeon deemed him the "greatest of living preachers." A. H. Newman described Broadus as "perhaps the greatest man ...

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Overview

John A. Broadus (1827-1895) was a founding faculty member and the second president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He preached to Robert E. Lee’s army during the Civil War and later wrote the enduring classic, A Treatise on the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons. A. T. Robertson called him "one of the finest fruits of modern Christianity." Charles Spurgeon deemed him the "greatest of living preachers." A. H. Newman described Broadus as "perhaps the greatest man the Baptists have produced."

Indeed, the legacy of Broadus lives on today, reflecting a model author, teacher, preacher, scholar, seminary leader, and denominational statesman. This timely new biography, a collection of ten independently contributed chapters that address his work from various angles, presents Broadus as a shining example of balance, careful thinking, and biblical faithfulness in a season when Southern Baptists are seeking to re-establish a new consensus and move forward in the twenty-first century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805447385
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Series: Studies in Baptist Life and Thought
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

David S. Dockery is president of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, recognized as a top tier institution by U.S. News and World Report and the Time/Princeton Review.

Roger D. Duke is assistant professor of religion and communication at Baptist College of Health Services in Memphis, Tennessee, and adjunct assistant professor of Christian studies at Union University.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

Preface ix

Chapter I Introduction to John A. Broadus: A Living Legacy Timothy George 1

Chapter II Mighty in the Scriptures: John A. Broadus and His Influence on A. T. Robertson and Southern Baptist Life David S. Dockery 12

Chapter III "The Way to Learn to Preach Is to Preach" John A. Broadus's Early Career and Influences A. James Fuller 45

Chapter IV John A. Broadus, Rhetoric, and A Treatise on the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons Roger D. Duke 68

Chapter V New Wine in Broadus Wineskins? Richard Melick 97

Chapter VI Broadus and the Establishment of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Craig C. Christina 122

Chapter VII Now I Am Found: The Recovery of the "Lost" Yale Lectures and Broadus's Legacy of Engaging Exposition Mark M. Overstreet 156

Chapter VIII The Enduring Impact and Relevance of A Treatise on the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons Thomas J. Nettles 176

Chapter IX How to Preach Marketable Messages without Selling Out the Savior: Broadus on the Role of Sensationalism in Preaching Beecher L. Johnson 212

Chapter X Broadus's Living Legacy James Patterson 239

Name Index 259

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