John Albert Broadus
|John Albert Broadus|
Culpeper County, Virginia
|Education||University of Virginia|
|Occupation||Preacher, seminary president and professor|
|Relatives||Gessner Harrison (father-in-law)|
John Albert Broadus was born in 1827 in Culpeper County, Virginia. He was educated at home and at a private school. He taught in a small school before completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Broadus was ordained in 1850, became pastor of the Baptist church in Charlottesville. He delivered a lecture at the University of Virginia in memorial to Professor Harrison in 1873. A decade later, in 1883, he delivered an address on the Confederate cause at Louisville's Cave Hill Cemetery. The address was an important part of reunion, for it argued that both sides were partly correct in their positions that led to war.
In 1859, Broadus became professor of New Testament interpretation and homiletics at the new Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. During the American Civil War of 1861-1865, he served as a Confederate chaplain to Robert E. Lee's army in Northern Virginia. In 1888, he became Southern Seminary's second president.
Broadus married Maria Harrison, the daughter of Gessner Harrison (1807–62), Professor of Ancient Languages at the University of Virginia.
Broadus died in 1895.
- On the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons (1870)
- Lectures on the History of Preaching (1876, revised, 1896)
- Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew (1886)
- Sermons and Addresses (1886)
- Jesus of Nazareth (1890)
- Memoir of James Petigru Boyce (1893)
- Harmony of the Gospels (1893)
Broadus' collected works, Sermons and Addresses, were published in 1886 and are available for reading on books.google.
- David S. Dockery and Roger D. Duke eds., John A. Broadus: A Living Legacy Studies in Baptist Life and Thought, ed. Michael A.G. Haykin. Nashville: Broadman and Holman Academic, 2008. 260 pp.
- John Albert Broadus Papers
- John Albert Broadus: Preacher Extraordinary
- Furman University's Special Collection on Baptists
- Baptist Identity and Christian Higher Education, monograph by Donald D. Schmeltekopf and Dianna M. Vitanza