Horace Bushnell


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American Congregationalist. Pastor to a church in Hartford, Conn., from 1833 to 1859, he was a pioneer of liberal theology in New England. On the ground that language was essentially symbolic, he held that while the doctrine of the Trinity might be true for human beings in that God was experienced under three different aspects, it did not provide real information as to the inner nature of the Godhead or require the existence of eternal distinctions in His Being.

Subjects: Christianity.

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