Dubose, William Porcher | South Carolina Public Radio


“D” is for DuBose, William Porcher [1836-1918]. Professor, theologian. DuBose studied for the ordained ministry at the Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of South Carolina located in Camden. He served as adjutant in the Confederate army, and after his ordination as a deacon, a chaplain. He was ordained a priest in 1866. From 1871 to 1883, he was chaplain of the University of the South at Sewanee, Tennessee where he helped establish the School of Theology and later, from 1894 to 1908, was its dean. DuBose published seven books--five were studies of the New Testament. His theology was rooted in the first seven ecumenical councils, which defined Jesus Christ as fully human, fully divine, in one person. William Porcher DuBose was a leading theologian in the Episcopal Church and an internationally recognized theologian of the New Testament.