John Buchan has called the seventeenth century "the most
fascinating epoch in our history, since it reveals in the strongest relief the eternal problem of human life w the adjustment of
man's duty to God and his duty to the world around him." I have
felt that fascination grow upon me as I have studied the life and
work of Rev. John Brown of Wamphray, for that study takes one
right to the heart of the religious, ecclesiastical and political problems of the later seventeenth century.