Robert Hall, the elder

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Robert Hall, the elder (1728–1791) was an English Particular Baptist minister, known as an opponent of hyper-Calvinism.


Hall was a pastor at Arnesby in Leicestershire. His ministry extended into parts of Warwickshire.[1]


Help to Zion's Travellers (1781) analysed doctrinal difficulties facing Baptists of the older hyper-Calvinist school in accepting his views.[2] Influential in that school were the teachings of Tobias Crisp, Richard Davis, and Joseph Hussey, through John Brine and John Gill.[3]


Hall married Jane Catchaside, and they had a family of 14 children. The youngest of those, Robert Hall, the younger, was also a Baptist minister, and became better known than his father.[4]


  1. ^ Alan Betteridge (1 August 2010). Deep Roots, Living Branches: A History of Baptists in the English Western Midlands. Troubador Publishing Ltd. p. 77. ISBN 978-1-84876-277-0. 
  2. ^ James Leo Garrett (2009). Baptist Theology: A Four-century Study. Mercer University Press. p. 166. ISBN 978-0-88146-129-9. 
  3. ^ William H. Brackney (13 April 2009). Historical Dictionary of the Baptists. Scarecrow Press. p. 572. ISBN 978-0-8108-6282-1. 
  4. ^ Chadwick, Rosemary. "Hall, Robert". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/11982.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)