Dabney On Fire: A Theology of Parenting, Education, Feminism, and Government

I have just released a new book, Dabney On Fire: A Theology of Parenting, Education, Feminism, and Government.

Why did I publish this book?

Because Christians need to read Robert Lewis Dabney on these important subjects.

Robert Lewis Dabney (1820–1898) was one of America’s greatest theologians. He was a brilliant Southern Presbyterian pastor and professor, as well as the biographer of Stonewall Jackson.

Dabney loved to write on the controversial issues of his day—and we are still dealing with these very issues. Parenting is as important as ever. Public education is a disaster. Feminism has destroyed the family. And government has become tyrannical.

Let me provide a quote from Dabney’s essay “Parental Responsibilities” to whet your appetite:

[Parenting] is the one business for which the earth exists. To it all politics, all war, all literature, all money-making, ought to be subordinated; and every parent especially ought to feel, every hour of the day, that, next to making his own calling and election sure, this is the end for which he is kept alive by God—this is his task on earth.

In addition to my introductory chapter, Dabney on Fire contains four of Robert Lewis Dabney’s greatest essays (including the above “Parental Responsibilities”), in which he expounds upon the significance of parents, the failure of public schools, the dangers of feminism, and the limits of civil government.

Dabney’s fiery style shines through these essays, as this first-rate thinker and conservative stalwart puts forth the Bible’s teaching and critiques his opposition. Dabney on Fire will inspire parents of young children, equip Christians dealing with secular thought, and challenge all who assume modern views of equality.