Horace Bushnell (April 14, 1802 - February 17, 1876) was an American theologian. Bushnell was born in the village of Bantam, township of Litchfield, Connecticut. He graduated at Yale in 1827, was associate editor of the New York Journal of Commerce in 1828-1829, and in 1829 became a tutor at Yale. Here he at first took up the study of law, but in 1831 he entered the theological department of Yale College, and in 1833 was ordained pastor of the North Congregational church in Hartford, Connecticut, where he remained until 1859, when on account of long-continued ill-health he resigned his pastorate. Thereafter he had no settled charge, but, until his death at Hartford in 1876, he occasionally preached and was diligently employed as an author.