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John A. Broadus, edited by Edwin C. Dargan

This is the classic "Dargan Edition" of John A. Broadus' masterful treatise on "The Preparation and Delivery of Sermons" updated in 1897 by his colleague, Edwin Charles Dargan.

Originally written in 1870, this book became the standard text-book for more than a generation, passing through 22 editions in the US alone. It was used as a text in the United Kingdom, Japan, China and Brazil in the 19th century. It has been updated twice in the 20th century, but these updates, in many ways, were unfaithful to Broadus' original work. There is nothing like "The Dargan Edition" of Broadus.

This paperback volume is nearly 600 pages in length.


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Biographical Sketch

Biographical Sketch

JOHN ALBERT BROADUS (1827-1895) was to become one of the most influential Baptist leaders in the history of the United States. Saved in a revival meeting at age sixteen, he planned to study medicine at the University of Virginia. A sermon by S.M. Poindexter so challenged him that he surrendered to the call to the ministry instead. He still entered the university in 1846, and in 1850 he received the M.A. degree. Upon graduation he became the teacher of Greek and Latin at the University of Virginia and also took the pastorate of the Baptist Church of Charlottesville. The next year he resigned the teaching position, and he dedicated himself to the church for the next several years, except for two years spent as chaplain at the university. In 1857 he met with four other men to plan a new seminary for Baptists in the South. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was formally established in 1858, and in 1859 Broadus became a professor there. He was later the second president of the school. Despite the offer of many pastorates, he made the seminary his life's work, teaching there for thirty-six years. Whether preaching or teaching, he was noted for being able to state deep truths in a way plain enough for all to understand them clearly. He stressed the importance of this to his ministerial students. His book "A Treatise on the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons" has been a classic on the subject since its publication. "Lectures on the History of Preaching" and "A Gentleman and a Scholar: The Life of James P. Boyce" have also been recently reprinted by Solid Ground. At the height of his popularity and usefulness, he was called home to Heaven on March 16, 1895.