Taylor, John (2), Dd
Taylor, John (2), D.D.
a learned English Dissenter and educator, was born near Lancaster in 1694, and was educated at Whitehaven. He settled first at Kirkstead, Lincolnshire, where he preached to a small congregation and taught a grammar-school for nearly twenty years. In 1733 he was settled over a Presbyterian Church at Norwich, but in 1757 went to Warrington, in Lancashire, to superintend an academy, and died there, March 5, 1761. Among his publications are, The Scripture Doctrine of Original Sin (Lond. 1738 and later):A Paraphrase on Romans (ibid. 1745): — A Scripture Catechism with Proofs (ibid. 1745): — A Collection of Tunes, etc., with a Scheme for Supporting the Spirit and Practice of Psalmody (ibid. 1750): — The Scripture Doctrine of Atonement (1753): — A Hebrew-English Concordance (ibid. 1754, 2 vols. fol.);-The Lord's Supper Explained upon Scripture Principles (1754): — The Covenant of Grace in Defense of Infant Baptism (1755): — A Sketch of Moral Philosophy (1760). His greatest work is his Hebrew Concordance, adapted to the English Bible, in which every word in the Hebrew Bible, with all its forms and significations, is to be found. His Scripture Doctrine of Original Sin called forth the celebrated answer of Edwards, in his treatise on Original Sin, which, whatever else may be said, it was not in the power of Taylor of Norwich to answer. In his Paraphrase on the Romans, with notes, he also found opportunity to broach freely his Arian sentiments, although the work also contains many valuable illustrations and comments on the Epistle.