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Studies in Southern Presbyterian Theology


Presbyterian Reformation Society 1962

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Morton H. Smith’s comprehensive book surveys the theological principles and writings of various scholars and preachers from the Southern Presbyterian Church. In the first chapter, Smith provides a brief history of the Southern Presbyterian Church’s origins in the United States during the eighteenth century. The following chapters highlight the fathers of Southern Presbyterianism in chronological order, describing the various doctrines they taught and preached. As the Southern Presbyterian Church’s doctrine developed and grew, so did the debate of biblical inspiration and divine election.

A considerable portion of this captivating work focuses on two key Southern Presbyterian theologians: James Henley Thornwell and Robert Lewis Dabney. Smith’s methodical research and insightful observations into these two influential Southern Presbyterian scholars is illuminating. With over twenty-five scholars and preachers biographically and theologically expounded, Morton H. Smith’s Studies in Southern Presbyterian Theology is an exceptional resource for students, theologians, scholars, and historians. With Logos Bible Software, this volume is easily searchable, Scripture passages appear on mouse-over, and all cross-references are linked to the other resources in your library.

Key Features

  • Detailed table of contents
  • Thorough appendices
  • Engaging introduction by the author


  • A Survey of Southern Presbyterian History
  • Pre-Seminary Theologians
  • Founders and Early Theologians of Union and Columbia Theological Seminaries
  • The Theological Thought of James Henley Thornwell
  • The Theological Thought of Robert Lewis Dabney
  • The Theological Thought of the Successors of Thornwell
  • The Theological Thought of the Successors of Dabney
  • Conclusion

Praise for the Print Edition

Morton Smith is a highly respected theologian-one that earnestly desires to further God’s Kingdom on Earth.

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Product Details

  • Title: Studies in Southern Presbyterian Theology
  • Author: Morton H. Smith
  • Publisher: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co.
  • Publication Date: 1962
  • Pages: 368

About Morton H. Smith

Morton H. Smith is a Southern Presbyterian theologian and a prolific author. He helped found two seminaries: the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS, and the Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Greenville, SC. He was the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America from 1973–1988.

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