Hoard, Samuel, Bd
Hoard, Samuel, B.D.
was born in London in 1599, and educated at Oxford. He was rector of Moreton, Essex. In the latter years of his life he forsook the Calvinistic path, and became a zealous advocate of the Arminian doctrine. He is said to have been a fine scholar, especially at home in the works of the fathers of the Church, and was considered a superior preacher and good disputant. He died in 1657. Hoard wrote God's Love to Mankind (1633, 4to; anonymous, and answered by Bp. Davenant [Cambridge, 1641,8vo] and Dr. Twiss [Oxford, 1653, fol.], and by Amyraut of Saumur in his Doctrinae Jo. Calvini de absoluto Reprobationis Decreto Defensio adv. Script. anonymum [Saum. 1641, 4to]): — The Church's Authority asserted (1637, 4to; and in Hickes's Tracts, 1709, 8vo, p. 190). He also published some sermons of less value, however. — Smith's Hagenbach, Hist. of Doctrines, 2, 187; Darling, Cyclop. Bibliog. 1, 1498; Allibone, Dict. of Authors, 1, 853.