Bushnell, Horace, theologian, was born in 1802 in Connecticut, U.S. Educated at Yale College, where in 1829 he became a tutor, he was in 1833 chosen pastor to a Congregational church at Hartford. Various pamphlets and addresses drew upon him some popularity, and for his God in Christ (1849), with an introductory Dissertation on Language as related to Thought, he was tried for heresy, but acquitted by seventeen votes to three. He wrote numerous other theological works; among them Sermons for the New Life, Nature and the Supernatural, The Vicarious Sacrifice grounded on Principles of Universal Obligation, and Moral Uses of Dark Things. In 1857 he resigned his charge at Hartford, and without becoming again attached to any settled congregation, diligently employed the remainder of his life, which ended in 1876, as a preacher and an author.