Vincent Taylor (theologian)

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Vincent Taylor FBA (1887–1968) was a Methodist biblical scholar and theologian.[1] He was elected to the Fellowship of the British Academy 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]

In 1954 Taylor was the president of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS). There was a daughter from his marriage.[5]




  1. ^ Evans, O. E. "Taylor, Vincent (1887–1968)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/52515. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  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
  5. ^ Barrett, C. K. (1972). "Vincent Taylor, 1887–1968" (PDF). Proceedings of the British Academy. 56: 283–292.