Sermons for the New Life.

Author: Bushnell, Horace (1802-1876)

Horace Bushnell (1802-1876), minister and theologian, is sometimes called “the father of American religious liberalism.” Influenced by Emerson, Coleridge, and Schleiermacher, the controversial Bushnell thoroughly critiqued the emphasis on the conversion experience so popular among the Christian revivalists of his time. Sermons for the New Life contains a collection of sermons Bushnell delivered to his congregation in Hartford, Connecticut. He dedicates the collection to them, thanking them for their loving support even “in days of accusation.” Bushnell largely lays aside controversy in this publication, his messages focused on following Christ by living a humble, virtuous life.

Kathleen O’Bannon
CCEL Staff