Reverend Dr Vincent TaylorD.D., F.B.A. (1887–1968) was a MethodistBiblical scholar and theologian. He was elected to the Fellowship of the British Academy (F.B.A.) in 1954, specializing in theology. During his career, he was both Principal of Wesley College, Headingley, Leeds and, from 1930–58, Ferens Professor of New Testament Language and Literature there. He was also Examiner in Biblical Theology, London University. 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. 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).