Christian Nuture: A Comparison of Horace Bushnell and Lawrence O Richards

From: Volume IV, Issue 2: Spring 1984 Pages 43-57


This article compares the two views of Christian nuture held by Horace Bushnell and Lawrence Richards. Though their viewpoints are similar, Bushnell's opinions have met with much hostility. But Richards' opinions have not been so harshly criticized. This article examines the similarities and the differences in the opinions of the two men regarding Christian nurture. It also shows why their ideas have met with such contrasting reactions from conservative Christians.



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