John Brown (1722-1787) of Haddington was a leading Scottish minister in the early eighteenth-century. He was a devout Christian, a gifted preacher, and prolific writer of theology. He began life in obscure poverty, without advantage of wealth, position, title, or education. Yet God favoured him with unusual 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 skill in preaching the doctrines of free grace and piety. A Compendious View of Natural and Revealed Religion, is based on his seminary lectures.
It contains more than 26,000 proof texts and numerous exegetical insights. This single volume of Reformed systematic theology is rich in content and an indispensable tool for students, pastors, and professors of theology.