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Taylor, William (1821–1902)

  1. Robert F. Lay

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc1351

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

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Lay, R. F. 2011. Taylor, William (1821–1902). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


Evangelist, author, and missionary, William Taylor served the Methodist Episcopal Church (MEC) in a career that spanned more than half a century (1842–1896), during which he pioneered independent evangelical missions to Australia, India, Latin America, and Africa. He was, moreover, America's first missionary bishop to Africa (Hempton 2005: 175).


  • Taylor, William (1821–1902);
  • evangelist, author, and missionary;
  • methodist episcopal church (MEC);
  • pauline methods of missionary work