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. Christ and His
Salvation contains a collection of sermons Bushnell wrote in the years following his
resignation from the pastorate due to poor health. He offers twenty-one reflections on
Christ, his life, his suffering, and his love, and what that means for Christians who wish
to take up crosses and follow him.