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Descriptive Summary

Biographical note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Publications by Dabney:

Reviews of Dabney’s writings:

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Robert Lewis Dabney publications collection, 1852-1892



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dabney, Robert Lewis, 1820-1898
Title: Robert Lewis Dabney publications collection
Dates: 1852-1892
Abstract Robert Lewis Dabney (1820-1898) was a Southern Presbyterian theologian and educator. 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.
Identification: 2011-003
Extent: 6 inches manuscript material
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, 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.

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Scope and Content Note

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. The writings are arranged in chronological order by date of publication.

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Organization of Collection

Publications by Dabney
Reviews of Dabney’s writings

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Dabney, Robert Lewis, 1820-1898.

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Related Material

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.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Information

Processed by Elizabeth Garber, Archives Assistant, in September 2009.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Publications by Dabney:

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E005 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
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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

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Reviews of Dabney’s writings:

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C110 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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