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Title: Robert Lewis Dabney publications collection
Dates: 1852-1892
Accession Number(s): 2011-003
Extent: 6 inches manuscript material
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Biographical Note: Robert Lewis Dabney (1820-1898) was a Southern Presbyterian theologian and educator. He was born in Virginia in 1820 and studied theology at Union Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 1847 and served several churches in Virginia before becoming a professor at Union Theological Seminary. In 1883, he moved to Austin, Texas to serve as a professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy at the University of Texas. He was a cofounder of the Austin School of Theology, now Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and was a professor there from 1884-1895.

In addition to his work regarding theology, Dabney briefly served as a chaplain to the Stonewall Brigade due to his marriage to Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s wife’s first cousin. He authored an early biography on Jackson and lectured frequently about the Civil War and the Confederacy until his death in 1898.

Source: Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Dabney, Robert Lewis," http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/DD/fda1.html (accessed February 8, 2008).

Scope and Contents: The Robert Lewis Dabney publications collection is an artificial collection compiled in 1993 by former Stitt librarian Genevieve Luna. This collection consists of six inches of photocopies of published writings by Dabney from various sources as well as several reviews of his writings by other authors. Dabney’s works generally concern Southern Presbyterianism during the Civil War era or the Confederacy and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.

Arrangement: This collection is divided into two series, Publications by Dabney and Reviews of Dabney’s writings. The writings are arranged in chronological order by date of publication.

Processing Information: Processed by Elizabeth Garber, Archives Assistant, in September 2009.

Related Collections: See also the Robert Lewis Dabney correspondence at the Austin Seminary Archives.

Larger collections of Robert Lewis Dabney’s papers are available at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA and at the University of Virginia Alderman Library in Charlottesville, VA.

Restrictions: Materials are available by appointment only. Contact the archivist for details.

Index Terms:
Dabney, Robert Lewis, 1820-1898.

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Preferred Citation: Robert Lewis Dabney publications collection, 1852-1892, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Box Number:
E005   Publications by Dabney:
    Principles of Christian Economy, 1852
    Address to the Society of Alumni at Union Theological Seminary, 1853
    A Discourse on the Uses and Results of Church History, 1854
    A Discussion of Some of the Changes Proposed by the Committee of the General Assembly in Their Revised Book of Discipline, 1859
    Morality of the Legal Profession, 1859
    The Sin of the Tempter: A Sermon, 1860
    Letter to Reverend S. J. Prime on the State of the Country, 1861
    The Christian Soldier: A Sermon Commemorative of the Death of Abram C. Carrington, 1862
    True Courage: A Discourse Commemorative of Lieutenant General Thomas J. Jackson, 1863
    The Crimes of Philanthropy, 1866
    The Duty of the Hour, 1868
    The Presbyterian Reunion, North, 1871
    Women’s Rights Women, 1871
    Stonewall Jackson [lecture], 1872
    The Caution Against Anti-Christian Science Criticized by Dr. Woodrow, 1873
    Dr. Dabney on Immediate Imputation, 1873
    Hodge’s Systematic Theology, 1873
    Lay-Preaching, 1876
    The Pan-Presbyterian Alliance, 1876
    The Philosophy of Dr. Bledsoe, 1876
    Prelacy A Blunder, 1876
    The Sensualistic Philosophy of the Ninteenth Century Considered, 1876
    Dr. Bledsoe’s Philosophy of Volition, 1877
    The Sabbath Was Made for Man, 1877
    Wilson’s Slave Power in America, 1877
    Endless Punishment, 1878
    The Dancing Question, 1879
    The Public Preaching of Women, 1879
    An Examination of the Leading Points of the System of Alexander Campbell, 1880
    Parental Obligation, 1880
    The Sabbath of the State, 1880
    The General Assembly of 1881, 1881
    The Influence of the German University System on Theological Literature, 1881
    The Revised Version of the New Testament, 1881
    Professor W. Robertson Smith, 1882
    The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, 1882
    The Metaphysical and Theological Applications of Induction and Analogy, 1883
    The Nature of Physical Causes and their Induction, 1883
C110   What Is Inductive Demonstration?, 1883
    The Emotions, 1884
    Doctrine of Original Sin, 1884
    The Depression of American Farming Interests, 1892
    General T. J. Jackson: An Elegy, undated
    A Review of George W. Cable in the Century Magazine, undated
    Reviews of Dabney’s writings:
    Critical Notice of A Defence of Virginia, (and through her of the South,) in Recent and Pending Contests against the Sectional Party, 1867
    Critical notice of Sacred Rhetoric, or a Course of Lectures on Preaching, 1870
    Book review of Syllabus and Notes of the Course of Systematic and Polemic Theology, taught in Union Theological Seminary, Virginia, 1879

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