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Vendor: B&H Academic
Publication Date: 2008
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.
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.
Ed Venable5 Stars Out Of 5August 16, 2009Ed VenableThis fact filled collection of essays about John Broadus is a must read for anyone interested in learning about Christian leaders. As pastor, teacher, denominational leader, scholar, and seminary leader, Broadus is seen as a model in each role. Reading this book will inspire one to increase his own intellectual faculties to better serve Christ. Any pastor, teacher, or layman can benefit intellectually and spiritually by reading this book. The overlapping of some facts in the articles only serve to reinforce interesting and important concepts to the reader's mind.