Robert Lewis Dabney (1820-198) was arguably one of the greatest 19th century theologians. He was also a Southern Presbyterian pastor, Confederate Army chaplain and Stonewall Jackson's chief of staff and biographer. He was a man of substance. Dabney understood that a major battle field for the hearts and minds of the next generation is fought in the sphere of education. He recognised that education cannot be done within an ethical or moral vacuum. Dabney knew that education is conducted on top of religious presuppositions.