Vincent Taylor (theologian)

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Reverend Dr Vincent Taylor D.D., F.B.A. (1887–1968) was a Methodist Biblical scholar and theologian.[1] He was elected to the Fellowship of the British Academy (F.B.A.) in 1954, specializing in theology.[2] During his career, he was both Principal of Wesley College, Headingley, Leeds[3] and, from 1930–58, Ferens Professor of New Testament Language and Literature there.[2] He was also Examiner in Biblical Theology, London University.[3] He is described as 'one of the outstanding New Testament scholars of his day and theologian of great renown and influence' with an 'immense' literary output.[4] According to the British Academy, his principal publications were Jesus and his sacrifice: a study of the Passion-sayings (1937), The atonement in New Testament teaching (1940) and The Gospel according to St Mark (1952).[2]



  • Gospel According to Saint Mark (1952)
  • The formation of the gospel tradition (1933; 2nd edn 1935)
  • Forgiveness and Reconciliation: A Study in New Testament Theology
  • New Testament Essays
  • The Atonement in New Testament Teaching (1940)
  • Jesus and his sacrifice: a study of the passion-sayings in the Gospels (1937)
  • The life and ministry of Jesus
  • The names of Jesus
  • The Gospels: A Short Introduction
  • The Person of Christ in New Testament Teaching
  • The Cross of Christ (1956)
  • Text of the New Testament: A Short Introduction.
  • The Passion Narrative of St Luke: A Critical and Historical Investigation
  • The Epistle to the Romans
  • Behind the Third gospel: a study of the Proto-Luke hypothesis
  • The historical evidence for the virgin birth
  • Doctrine and Evangelism


  1. ^ O. E. Evans, 'Taylor, Vincent (1887–1968)' in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004)
  2. ^ a b c Record for: TAYLOR, Revd Dr V (01/01/1887-28/11/1968), British Academy Fellows Archive. Online.
  3. ^ a b Walter P. Weaver, The historical Jesus in the twentieth century, 1900-1950 (Continuum, 1999), p. 142, n. 4
  4. ^ O. E. Evans, 'Theologians of our Times' in The Expository Times March 1964 vol. 75 no. 6 164-168