The Systematic Theology of John Brown of Haddington
John Brown (1722-1787) of Haddington was the leading minister in the Associate Synod during the formative years of eighteenth-century Scotland. He was a devout Christian, a gifted preacher, and a prolific writer of theology. He began life in obscure poverty, without advantage of wealth, position, title, or education. Yet God favored him with unusal gifts and an enormous capacity for hard work. Brown taught himself Greek while working in the fields; he became a man of deep spiritual experience with sill in preaching the doctrines of free grace and peity. His last words, "my Christ," summarize his life and thought. A new twenty-page introduction on the life and writings of John Brown is provided by Joel R. Beeke and Randall J. Pederson.