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DUBOSE, William Porcher 1836-1918

PERSONAL: Born April 11, 1836, near Winnsboro, SC; died August 18, 1918, in Sewanee, TN; son of Theodore Marion (a plantation owner) and Jane (Porcher) DuBose; married Ann Barnwell Peroneau, 1863 (died, 1873); married Louisa Yeager, 1878; children: one son, two daughters. Education: Citadel, graduated (with honors), 1855; University of Virginia, M.A.; attended an Episcopal theological seminary in Camden, SC, until 1861.

CAREER: Ordained Protestant Episcopal priest, 1865; pastor of Episcopal churches in Winnsboro, SC, beginning 1865, and Abbeville, SC, until 1871; University of the South, Sewanee, TN, chaplain and professor of ethics and Christian apologetics, 1871–1908, professor emeritus, 1908–18, founder and dean of theology department, beginning 1894. Military service: Confederate Army, adjutant and chaplain 1861–65.


The Soteriology of the New Testament, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1892.

The Ecumenical Councils, Christian Literature (New York, NY), 1896, 2nd edition, with introduction by Thomas F. Gailor, 1897.

The Gospel in the Gospels, Longmans, Green and Co. (New York, NY), 1906.

The Gospel according to St. Paul, Longmans, Green and Co. (New York, NY), 1907.

High Priesthood and Sacrifice: An Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews, Longmans, Green and Co. (New York, NY), 1908.

The Reason of Life, Longmans, Green and Co. (New York, NY), 1911.

Turning Points in My Life, Longmans, Green (New York, NY), 1912.

Unity in the Faith, edited by W. Norman Pittenger, Seabury Press (Greenwich, CT), 1957.

A DuBose Reader: Selections from the Writings of William Porcher DuBose, edited and introduced by Donald S. Armentrout, University of the South (Sewanee, TN), 1984.

William Porcher DuBose: Selected Writings, edited by Jon Alexander, Paulist Press (Mahwah, NJ), 1988.

Contributor to periodicals, including Constructive Quarterly.



DuBose, William Porcher, Turning Points in My Life, Longmans, Green (New York, NY), 1912.

Religious Leaders of America, 2nd edition, Thomson Gale (Detroit, MI), 1999.


Churchman, September 7, 1918.

Constructive Quarterly, December, 1921, John O.F. Murray, "DuBose and the Problems of Today."



Churchman, August 31, 1918.

Southern Churchman, August 31, 1918.

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