A. T. Robertson forged a special relationship with John Albert Broadus. He served as his teaching assistant, married his daughter, and succeeded him at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary as Professor of New Testament Interpretation. Using letters and correspondence—nearly 25,000 materials in all—Robertson tells the story of John Albert Broadus, using his letters to reveal the person and character of one of the greatest Baptist theologians. This volume contains chapters on Broadus’ childhood, family life, and education, as well as his prolific preaching ministry and lengthy tenure at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
- Title: Life and Letters of John Albert Broadus
- Author: A. T. Robertson
- Publisher: American Baptist Publication Society
- Publication Date: 1901
- Pages: 462
About Archibald Thomas Robertson
Archibald Thomas Robertson was born on November 6, 1863 in Chatham, Virginia, during the height of the Civil War. His family moved to Statesville, North Carolina, where he grew up. He was baptized in 1876 and immediately recognized God’s call to preach, and attended Wake Forest College. Upon graduation in 1885, Robertson entered The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he devoted himself to Greek studies under John Broadus. He was appointed Greek instructor as a student, and received his Th.M. in 1888. Robertson became an associate professor in 1890, and then served as Professor of New Testament Interpretation from 1895 to 1934. He devoted his life to preaching, teaching, scholarly activities, and giving public lectures, many of which have been reproduced in book form in this collection. He was a founding member of the Baptist World Alliance, and participated in numerous Bible conferences with Dwight Moody and F. B. Meyer.