Robert Dabney

Chaplain, Author

1820 – 1898

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Who was Robert Dabney?

Robert Lewis Dabney was an American Christian theologian, Southern Presbyterian pastor, Confederate States Army chaplain, and architect. He was also chief of staff and biographer to Stonewall Jackson. His biography of Jackson remains in print today.

Dabney and James Henley Thornwell were two of Southern Presbyterianism's most influential scholars. They were both Calvinist, Old School Presbyterians, and social conservatives. Some conservative Presbyterians, particularly within the Presbyterian Church in America and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, still value their theological writings, although both these churches have repudiated Dabney's and Thornwell's beliefs on race and support of Antebellum slavery.

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Born
1820
Louisa County
Also known as
  • R. L. Dabney
  • Robert Lewis Dabney
  • Robert Lewis Dabney
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Hampden–Sydney College
  • University of Virginia
  • Union Presbyterian Seminary
Lived in
  • Virginia
Died
Jan 3, 1898

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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