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Broadus, John Albert (1827–1895)

  1. David S. Dockery

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc0193

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

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Dockery, D. S. 2011. Broadus, John Albert (1827–1895). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


John A. Broadus was born on January 24, 1827 in Culpepper County, Virginia. When he died on March 16, 1895, he was regarded as one of North America's most capable Christian scholars of the 19th century and certainly one of the world's greatest preachers. Following his graduation from the University of Virginia he accepted a pastorate in Charlottesville, Virginia as well as an appointment to serve at his alma mater as assistant professor of Latin and Greek. He was then able to continue his dual loves of teaching and preaching. Eight years later in 1859 he responded to an invitation to serve as a member of the founding faculty at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Broadus served as professor of New Testament and preaching until 1889 when he was elected as the second president of the seminary.


  • Broadus, John Albert (1827–1895);
  • christian scholars, of the 19th century;
  • dual loves, teaching and preaching;
  • gospel of Matthew, American commentary;
  • on the preparation and delivery of sermons;
  • ideals of preaching;
  • “textual criticism of the new testament”