Braden, William

Braden, William, an English Congregational minister, was born at Marylebone, Nov. 22, 1840. He was educated for the profession of law; was converted in his youth, and entered Cheshunt College in his eighteenth year to prepare for the ministry. In 1861 Mr. Braden entered upon his first pastorate in St. Albans, and after laboring in that place six years, he preached four years at Huddersfield, and five years at the King's Weigh-House Chapel, London. He then took a voyage to America and for two months supplied the pulpit of Dr. Scudder, in Brooklyn. On returning to London, he resumed his editorial work on the English Independent and his ministerial duties. These proved too great a strain on his already weakened constitution, and he died July 20, 1878. Mr. Braden's power in preaching consisted in his thorough mastery of his themes, and in his. putting the deepest truths into terse, vigorous, and simple words. He published, while at Huddersfield, a course of week-evening lectures on the book of Ruth, entitled The Beautiful Gleaner. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1879, p. 301.

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