Author:Robert Lewis Dabney

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Robert Lewis Dabney
American Christian theologian, a Southern Presbyterian pastor, and Confederate Army chaplain. General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's Staff officer & personal chaplain.(March 5, 1820 – January 3, 1898)
Robert Lewis Dabney


  • SHSP volume 13 p.148-153 George W. Cable in the Century Magazine—A review by Rev. Robert Lewis Dabney.

SHSP vol.19 page 376

An Open Letter from Dr. R. [Robert] L.[Lewis] Dabney to Dr. J.[John] William Jones.

[For the Richmond Dispatch, January 2, 1892.]

AUSTIN, TEX. , December 75, 1891

To the Rev. Dr. John William Jones :

Rev. and Dear Sir: My home is now nearly 2,000 miles from Virginia. I am an old man, infirm and totally blind.

Works by this author published before January 1, 1923 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.


His Major Works[edit]

  • Memoir of Rev. Dr. Francis S. Sampson (1855), whose commentary on Hebrews he edited (1857);
  • Life of General Thomas J. Jackson (1866)
  • A Defense of Virginia, and Through Her, of the South, in Recent and Pending Contests Against the Sectional Party (1867), an apologia for the Confederacy.
  • Lectures on Sacred Rhetoric (1870)
  • Syllabus and Notes of the Course of Systematic and Polemic Theology (1871; 2nd ed. 1878), later republished as Systematic Theology.
  • Systematic Theology (1878)
  • Sensualistic Philosophy of the Nineteenth Century Examined (1875; 2nd ed. 1887)
  • Practical Philosophy (1897)
  • Penal Character of the Atonement of Christ Discussed in the Light of Recent Popular Heresies (1898, posthumous), on the satisfaction view of the atonement.
  • Discussions (1890–1897), Four volumes of his shorter essays, edited by C. R. Vaughan.