Life and Letters of John A. Broadus
A biography of the founder of the Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, with considerable material from his correspondence.
Table of Contents
- The Broadus Family
- Major Edmund Broadus
- Youth of John A. Broadus
- The Schoomaster
- The University Student
- A Year in Fluvanna
- Charlottesville and the University
- Charlottesville and the University, continued
- The Change to His Life-Work
- The Shock of War
- Making A New Start
- A Year Abroad
- The Struggle for the Seminary’s Life
- The First Years in Louisville
- Memories of My Father’s Home Life by Alice Broadus Mitchell
- Realizing His Hopes About the Seminary
- Succeeding Doctor Boyce as President
- The Last Year
About Author A.T. Robertson – (1863-1934)
Archibald Thomas Robertson was born near Chatham, Virginia, but grew up on a farm in North Carolina. In 1876, he was baptized and began his lifelong loyalty to the Southern Baptist Church. After graduating from Wake Forest College, he enrolled in the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary at Louisville, Kentucky and received the Th.M. in 1888. In 1892 Robertson was appointed professor at Southern Baptist and remained in that post until a day in 1934 when he dismissed his class early and went home and died of a stroke.
Robertsons’s books are still consulted today, particularly his Word Pictures in the New Testament and his landmark volume A Grammar of the Greek New Testament in Light of Historical Research. In all, he published forty-five books, several of which are still in print today. Robertson helped found the Baptist World Alliance in 1900. He was an important Southern Baptist and a well-respected scholar in his day. As the son-in-law of famous preacher John Broadus, Robertson sought to equip his students with the proper tools for good preaching.