The first is entitled "Hie Life mid Work," After a first chapter concerned
with the historical background, there is set down all that can be learned of his
life in Scotland, The sources are tremendously meagre, a few references in the
letters of Samuel Rutherford, a few notes in the records of Edinburgh University,
The story of his arrest for non-recognition of the Restoration Church, his trial, his
sentence of exile are told as the contemporary records reveal them. In the third
Chapter his life and work in Holland are discussed. Since his life-work consisted
largely of waiting, a summary of his books is given in this chapter.
Part II of the thesis is entitled "His Thought," The main subjects which
Brown dealt with in his voluminous writings in English and Latin are set forth.
Part III is a brief section entitled "The Man and the Writer," Since we know
so little about Brown outside his own books it is on these that thin study is based.
In Chapter 1 "Controversial and Devotional Writer" the two strangely conjoined sides
of his character and work are discussed* In Chapter 2 "Some Illustrative Extracts
"from the Devotional Writings" are given*