John Brown (writer)

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This article is about the theologian, historian and biographer. For the earlier writer, see John Brown (essayist). For other religious authors and similar called John Brown, see John Brown.

John Brown BA DD was a British theologian, historian, and pastor. He was born in 1830. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts and a Doctor of Divinity and served as pastor of Bunyan Meeting in the town of Bedford, Bedfordshire in the Eastern part of England. He was the author of several oft referenced works on church history and theology, including an important biography of John Bunyan, subtitled His Life, Times and Work. The Rev. John Brown died in 1922.

Personal life[edit]

Brown married Ada Haydon Ford (1837–1929) in 1859.[1] Their children included Walter Langdon-Brown, the physician and professor of medicine; and Florence Ada Brown, a political activist combating poverty and eventual mayor of Cambridge, England. He is the grandfather of John Maynard Keynes.


As Author

  • Puritan Preaching in England: A Study of Past and Present
  • John Bunyan: His Life, Times and Work
  • The Pilgrim Fathers of New England and Their Puritan Successors. Reprinted 1970 by Pilgrim Publications, Pasadena, Texas 77501.
  • The History of The English Bible
  • The Stundists (1893), digitized
  • The Colonial Missions of Congregationalism : The Story of 70 Years (London, 1908). Quoted in "How Bunyan Became English" Isabel Hofmeyr, note 102 p.105

As Editor


  1. ^ Brown, Neville (1988). Dissenting Forbears: The Maternal Ancestors of J.M. Keynes. Shopwyke Hall, Chichester, Sussex, England: Phillimore & Co. pp. 91–6; 174. ISBN 0-85033-670-8. 

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