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Joshua Bradley is the ninth subject in our newly released book - A Noble Company, volume 7.

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Joshua Bradley (1773-1855) was described by a contemporary fellow-minister as “one of the most self-denying, enterprising and useful men I have ever known.” Born in Massachusetts and ordained at Newport, Rhode Island, in 1801, Bradley’s ministry spanned the entire first half of the nineteenth century, in a field from New England to the Midwest. Following his ordination, he served variously as a pastor, evangelist, missionary, church planter, editor, author, teacher, seminary principal, college president and professor. He also manifested a heart for true, God-sent revival. Bradley conducted a missionary tour of New Hampshire and Vermont in 1804 and became known for founding academies and other educational institutions in the locales where he ministered. His most notable publication was published in 1819, entitled Accounts of Religious Revivals in Many Parts of the United States from 1815 to 1818. Following pastorates in New England and the Middle States, Bradley spent his remaining years in Minnesota. He was eulogized as one who was “always active for the benefit of others.” --TW