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Our Comfort in Dying: Civil war sermons by R. L. Dabney, Stonewall Jackson’s chief of staff

Our Comfort in Dying: Civil war sermons by R. L. Dabney, Stonewall Jackson’s chief of staff
Jonathan Bayes
Jonathan Bayes Pastor of Stanton Lees Chapel.
24 June, 2022 1 min read

Author: R. L. Dabney
Publisher: Sola Fide Publications
348 pages
Purchase from: Heritage Books (£19.99)


This is a selection of 20 sermons in chronological order preached by Robert Lewis Dabney between 1851 and 1865, most of them during the American Civil War while he was serving as a chaplain to the soldiers.

The sermons are preceded by a brief summary of Dabney’s ministry and his involvement in the war, and are followed by a series of Appendices including further preached and written material from that time. It is not necessary to know the history in order to profit from reading the sermons.

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