See also:grandson of the last-named, was
See also:born at Whitburn,
See also:Linlithgowshire, on the 12th of
See also:July 1784 . He studied at
See also:Glasgow university, and afterwards at the divinity
See also:hall of the " Burgher " branch of the "
See also:Secession "
See also:church at
See also:Selkirk, under the celebrated
See also:George Lawson . In 18o6 he was ordained
See also:minister of the Burgher
See also:congregation at
See also:Lanarkshire, where he laboured for sixteen years . While there he had an interesting controversy with Robert
See also:Owen the socialist . Transferred in 1822 to the
See also:charge of
See also:Rose Street church,
See also:Edinburgh, he at once took a high
See also:rank as a preacher . In 1829 he succeeded
See also:James Hall at Broughton Place church, Edinburgh . In 1835 he was appointed one of the professors in the theological hall of the Secession church, and,
See also:great as was his ability as a preacher and pastor, it was probably in this sphere that he rendered his most valuable service . He had been the first in Scotland to use in the
See also:pulpit the exegetical method of exposition of Scripture, and as a
See also:professor he illustrated the method and extended its use . To him chiefly is due the
See also:abandonment of the principle of
See also:interpretation according to the "
See also:analogy of faith," which practically subordinated the Bible to the creed .
See also:Brown's exegesis was marked by rare critical sagacity, exact and extensive scholarship, unswerving honesty, and a clear, logical
See also:style; and his expository
See also:works have thus a permanent value . He had a considerable
See also:share in the Apocrypha controversy, and he was throughout
See also:life a vigorous and consistent upholder of
See also:anti-state-church or voluntary " views . His two sermons on The
See also:Law of Christ respecting
See also:civil obedience, especially in the payment of tribute, called forth by a
See also:local grievance from which he had personally suffered, were afterwards published with extensive additions and notes, and are still regarded as an admirable statement and defence of the voluntary principle .
See also:part he took in the discussion on the
See also:Atonement, which agitated all the Scottish churches, led to a formal charge of
See also:heresy against him by those who held the
See also:doctrine of a limited atonement . In 1845, after a protracted trial, he was acquitted by the synod, From that
See also:time he enjoyed the thorough confidence of his denomination (after 1847 merged in " the
See also:United Presbyterian church "), of which in his later years he was generally regarded as the leading representative . He died on the 13th of
See also:October 1858 . His chief works were: Expository Discourses on First
See also:Peter (1848); Exposition of the Discourses and Sayings of our
See also:Lord (185o); Exposition of our Lord's Intercessory Prayer (1850); • The Resurrection of Life (1851); Expository Discourses on
See also:Galatians (1853); and
See also:Analytical Exposition of the
See also:Epistle to the Romans (1857) . See Memoir of
See also:John Brown, D.D., by John Cairns (186o) .
JOHN BROWN (1735–1788)
JOHN BROWN (1800-1859)
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