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John Albert Broadus

The Americana Encyclopedia, 1918
      BROADUS, John Albert, American clergyman: b. Culpeper County, Va., 24 Jan. 1827; d. Louisville, Ky., 16 March 1895. He was educated at the University of Virginia and was professor of ancient languages there. He then became pastor of the Baptist church in Charlottesville and in 1859 professor of New Testament interpretation and homiletics in the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary at Greenville, S. C., now in Louisville, Ky. As a Greek scholar and New Testament critic Dr. Broadus stood at the head of the Baptists of the South, but his only publication in this department is an elaborate review of the American Bible Unions' revised version of the New Testament (in the Religious Herald, 1866 and 1868). In 1870 he published 'The Preparation and Delivery of Sermons,' which is still in use as a textbook in several theological seminaries. His other publications consist of sermons and review articles and a series of papers, 'Recollections of Travel,' in the Religious Herald (1872-73), describing a tour in Europe and the East; 'Lectures on the History of Preaching' (1877); 'Three Questions as to the Bible' (1884); 'Commentary on Matthew' (1886), and 'Sermons and Addresses' (1886).

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