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Title: Robert Lewis Dabney publications collection
Dates: 1852-1892
Accession Number(s): 2011-003; 2018-003
Extent: 8 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, together with additional donations. This collection consists of six inches of photocopies of published writings by Dabney from various sources, a published book, 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


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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
Rare books | Row A Life and campaigns of Lieut.-Gen. Thomas J. Jackson, (Stonewall Jackson), by Prof. R. L. Dabney. New York: Blelock & co., 1866
E005 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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