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Horace Bushnell
Birth: Apr. 14, 1802
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1876
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA

Religious Leader. Prominent 19th Century Congregationalist minister and theologian. Influenced much of the change in religious thinking in the mid-1800's by breaking with traditional Calvinist religious ministers who espoused a vengeful and dry religion aloof from the common people. Reverend Bushnell strove to include children into religious teaching, reduce the high Orthodox Christian theology to human doctrine accessible to the masses, refute the penal aspect of theology for a one of "moral influence theory", and to teach that man and God are not dual in nature, but together as one. In addition to his theological pursuits he contributed to the discussions and issues of his day, especially in the area of contemporary American Literature. Some of his influential works were "God in Christ" (1849), "Christ in Theology" (1851), "Christian Nurture" (1861), and "Forgiveness and Law" (1874). His 1837 paper "Barbarism the First Danger" influenced the founding of Christian Colleges throughout the West. The college he founded while in California seeking medical treatment for an illness eventually became the University of California. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
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  Mary Apthorp Bushnell (1805 - 1905)*
  Frances Louisa Bushnell (1834 - 1899)*
  Dotha Bushnell Hillyer (1843 - 1932)*
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Old North Cemetery
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Plot: Section K / Lot 46
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jul 11, 2000
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Reverend Bushnell's family decendents, as I proudly am, are many. Because of his strong Christian values and beliefs it is my hope and desire to connect the family linage on Wikitree a seemingly exhausting effort.
- Linda Stiglet Seal
 Added: Dec. 1, 2014
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