Horace Bushnell
b. April 14, 1802 – d. February 17, 1876 • Author • Theologian
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Bushnell, Horace
Bushnell, Horace (1802–76), American *Congregational divine. Born at Bantam, nr. Litchfield, Conn., USA, he graduated at Yale University in 1827 and was assistant editor of the New York Journal of Commerce from 1828 to 1829. In 1829 he became a tutor at Yale, at first studying law until, throwing off
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Bushnell, Horace
Bushnell, Horace (1802–1876)A prominent Congregationalist pastor and theologian whose thought exerted a profound influence during his own day and also shaped the course of Protestant theology in the twentieth century. In his youth, Bushnell planned to enter the ministry, but a period of doubt led him
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Bushnell, Horace (1802–76)
Bushnell, Horace (1802–76)New England Congregationalist pastor-theologian. Born to a family engaged in farming and ‘homespun’ weaving near Litchfield, Connecticut, Bushnell was the son of an Episcopalian mother and a Methodist father who had become covenanted Congregationalists. His youth was characterized
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Bushnell, Horace
Bushnell, Horace (1802–76). Pastor in the Congregational Church, and preacher of great oratorical power. One of the most important figures of the discipline of religious education, he was the first to develop a “theology of childhood,” in his classic Christian Nurture. His starting point is a concern
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Bushnell, Horace
Bushnell, Horace (1802–1876). Bushnell was a leading American liberal theologian in the second half of the nineteenth century. A graduate of Yale University, where he later returned as a tutor, Bushnell turned to the study of theology at the age of thirty-one, then pastored the North Congregational Church
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Bushnell, Horace
Bushnell, Horace (1802–76). Known as “the father of American theological liberalism,” Bushnell was a complex figure who incorporated many traditional Puritan elements that later theological conservatives would also preserve. His theology combined the Puritan sense of covenant, influences from Europe
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Bushnell, Horace (1802–76)
BUSHNELL, HORACE (1802–76)Horace Bushnell, graduate of Yale College and Divinity School, was a *New England theologian and the pastor of North Congregational Church in Hartford, Connecticut (1833–59). Though converted in a revival, his most influential work, Christian Nurture (1861), ran counter to
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Bushnell, Horace
Bushnell, Horace (1802–1876)American religious writer who became an important link between the orthodox Christianity of the Puritans and the liberal Christianity of twentieth-century modernismBushnell, a Connecticut resident all his life, attended Yale College and studied law before a conversion experience