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Bushnell, Horace

(1802–76). Am. Cong. clergyman; pastor Hartford, Connecticut, 1833–59; resigned because of ill health. In Christian Nurture he criticized revivals with their emphasis on definite knowledge of the moment of conversion and held that a child should be trained as a Christian from the very beginning. Other works include God in Christ; Christ in Theology; Nature and the Supernatural; Forgiveness and Law; The Vicarious Sacrifice.

Life and Letters of Horace Bushnell, ed. M. A. Cheney (New York, 1903); B. M. Cross, Horace Bushnell (Chicago, 1958); W. A. Johnson, Nature and the Supernatural in the Theology of Horace Bushnell (Lund, 1963); A. J. W. Myers, Horace Bushnell and Religious Education (Boston, 1937); T. T. Munger, Horace Bushnell, Preacher and Theologian (Boston, 1899).


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