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1694-1761. Nonconformist* minister. Following a lengthy pastorate in Norwich, he was appointed in 1757 to the divinity chair of Warrington Academy. After reading 's* Scripture Doctrine of the Trinity, Taylor adopted Arian views of the person of Christ, and in The Scripture Doctrine of Original Sin (1740), as well as in Key to the Apostolic Writings, he claimed that the orthodox Reformed view of the imputation of Adam's sin to his posterity lacked biblical support, and that Adam's sin had only natural, not moral, consequences. His views were fully answered by * in The Great Christian Doctrine of Defended (1758), but they continued to be influential in England and the USA.