The Question and Answer section for Inherit the Wind is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Drummond gets Brady to acknowledge that the miracle of creation is not limited by time as human beings understand it.
The title comes from a Bible verse, "He who troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind." The reverend has brought trouble in his own house, which the church walls cannot shield him from: he has inherited the wind.
Brady dies from a busted belly.