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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About 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.
David S. Dockery is president of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He has also served as chairman of the board of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Dockery has authored or edited thirty books including Renewing Minds, Shaping a Christian Worldview, and Christian Leadership Essentials. In addition, he serves as a consulting editor for Christianity Today magazine.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors vii
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