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Hebden Taylor pages

Revd E (aka Stacey) Lovatt Hebden Taylor (1925-2006) was a Reformational Anglican vicar (b 1925 in Katanga, Belgium Congo - the son of missionary parents). He has served in the Royal Navy and as a missionary among the Yukon in Alaska. He has been the rector of St Matthews, Montreal, Holy Trinity, Langley, UK and Greengates, Bradford, UK. He became the professor of History and Sociology at Dordt College.

Christopher Hebden Taylor writes:

"E. L. Hebden Taylor was born in a mission station and registered at Katanga, Belgian Congo on July 25, 1925. My grandfather died at a young age in Switzerland while raising funds for the Congo Mission that he was on furlough from. My grandfather went to the mission field from Cambridge even when he was close to a medical degree he did not tarry but obeyed the Lord. He was with Willie Burton. My father spent time in the English boarding schools before WWII as Grandmother kept on in the Congo even after her husband had passed. Being the son of a single parent missionary there was no money so the Cambridge education seemed to be out of the question. Then along came WWII and my father enlisted in the Royal Navy. He spent time on a destroyer patrolling the North Sea as escort for resupply ships to Russia. After the war the English made a law that all servicemen would have their tuition paid by the government. My father being the scholar and blessed with a bright mind passed all exams and was admitted to Trinity Hall, Cambridge. After graduating with honours he was off to Vancouver to work with the Hudson Bay Company. At the Anglican church he met my mother and they soon were wed. My father heard the call for the Anglican ministry and entered a seminary. Then with my mother headed off as a missionary to the people in the Yukon. From there they lived in Quebec and Ontario at numerous parishes before he decided to return to England in 1963. We went on the Empress of England and had to be on the lookout for Russian subs as the Cuban missile crisis was underway. In England we eventually were at St. John's Church in Greengates, Bradford, Yorkshire. The vicarage was a fine place to grow up. But father wrote some of the books you refer to and Dordt College of Sioux Center, Iowa offered him a professorship. So the family of 8 and the family dog headed off from Shannon Airport to Chicago and Sioux Falls. The family dog only came because the generous people of England gave us the money to buy Telka's fare. Thank you English people for your love of pets. I hope I can repay you someday by telling you of the Love of our Saviour Jesus for each of us. So in Iowa the Englishman and family found ourselves surrounded by Dutch Americans who were more Dutch than American. Father was always on Kingdom business whether calling long distance to his friends around the world or tapping away on the old typewritter whilst drinking his Tea. There are many stories of my father that could be told but the greatest story of all is his love for Jesus and the Kingdom of God. I have total respect for my father and the dedication he gave to God to do God's work in his life. So I pray the words of my father's books will bring greater knowledge leading to wisdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."

Select bibliography


'The State in western history'. In Confessing Christ in Doing Politics: Essays on Christian Political Thought and Action. Edited by B J van der Walt and R Swanepoel. A special edition of Orientation 75-78 (Jan-Dec). PUCHE, Potchefstroom: IRS. 


Big bang theory outmoded. Christian Renewal 5 (March 23). 

Big bang theory outmoded. Outlook 37 (May): 22. 

Politics and Christian involvement. Christian Renewal 5  (March 23): 11. 

The closing of the American mind' (book review). Pro Rege 16 (December): 25-27. 


Evolution: a theory in crisis. Christian Renewal 5 (November 24). 

Wanted: briefs for the U.S. Supreme Court. Christian Renewal 5 (November 10): 1,18. 


'Retribution, Responsibility and Freedom: The Fallacy of Modern Criminal Law from a Biblical-Christian Perspective'. Law and Contemporary Problems 44:2 (Spring): 51-82. 


American military strategy in the light of Christian doctrine of war. Outlook 30 (February): 13-15. 

First legalized abortion, now legalized euthanasia. Outlook 30 (June): 11-13. 


'Detente: a Soviet device for world domination'. Outlook 29 (September): 18-19.. 

'Whose side is he on?'. Banner 114 (January 26): 22-23. 


Economics, Money, and Banking. Nutley, N.J. : Craig Press.

'Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Family, Marriage, and Sex Symposium on the Family'. Journal of Christian Reconstructionism 4(2):190-


'Bread for the world' (book review)
. Pro Rege 6 (September): 30 

'The right to live: The right to die' (Book review). Pro Rege 5 (June): 26. 


'Christianity on trial'(Book review). Pro Rege 4 (March): 24. 


'The Christian and the penal law'. Pro Rege. 4 (December): 16-28. 


'The state of British Christianity today '. Pro Rege June (1974): 17-22. [pdf off site] 


'Prayer of thanksgiving for peace'. Banner 108 (March 9): 8. 

'The expectation of the poor'. Banner 108. (December 7): 24. 


'Reshuffling or reformation in the classroom?'. Christian Educators Journal 11 (May): 14-15, 30-31. 


The Reformational Understanding of Family and Marriage. Nutley, N.J.: Craig Press.

Reformation or Revolution: A Study of Modern Society in the Light of a Reformational and Scriptural Pluralism. Nutley, N.J., Craig Press.

'The reformational understanding of race relations'. Part 1 of 2. Torch and Trumpet. 20. February 1970. 20-24. 

'The reformational understanding of race relations'. Part 2 of 2. Torch and Trumpet. 20. March 1970. 2-8. 


'Reformation or revolution'. Torch and Trumpet. 19. January 1969. 2-10. 


'The Reformation and the development of modern science'. Churchman vol 82 (2) (1968): 87-103. (Used with permission of the Churchman - the journal of the Church Society)


The New legality in the Light of the Christian Philosophy of LawPhiladelphia, Presbyterian and Reformed Pub. Co., 1967

Evolution and the Reformation of Biology: A Study of the Biological thought of Herman Dooyeweerd of Amsterdam and J.J. Duyvene de Wit. Nutley, N.J.: Craig Press.


The Christian Philosophy of Law, Politics and the State: A Study of the Political and Legal Thought of Herman Dooyeweerd of the Free University of Amsterdam, Holland and the Basis for Christian Action in the English-Speaking World Nutley, N.J.: Craig Press.


'The mission of the church to the modern world'. International Reformed Bulletin 20-22 (January, April, July) 59-74.


‘Christ’s kingship over British culture’. International Reformed Bulletin 19 (October): 16-21


Why work?  The Christian Answer: A Case for Christian Labour Unions. Rexdale, Ont.: Christian Labour Association of Canada


"The death of the Lord" an interpretation'. His Dominion (Bracebridge, Ont.: The Society of St John The Evangelist) 1 May 1961.


Secular Revolution in Christian Disguise. Canadian Bar Journal 1:4 (August 1958), pp. 41-46. 


Sermons & Lectures by
Stacy Hebden Taylor

from the Mount Olive Tape Library
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A Christian View of Economics and Ecology:
  A Christian View of Economics and Ecology #01: Introduction
  A Christian View of Economics and Ecology
#02: The Origin and Nature of Modern Capitalism
  A Christian View of Economics and Ecology #03: The Nature and Theory of Wages
  A Christian View of Economics and Ecology #04: Of Poverty
  A Christian View of Economics and Ecology
#05: Ecological and Environmental Crisis

A Christian View of Government and Politics:
  A Christian View of Government and Politics #01: The Myth of Neutrality in Politics
  A Christian View of Government and Politics #02: The State
  A Christian View of Government and Politics #03: Pluralist Democracy
  A Christian View of Government and Politics #04: Of Law, Crime and Punishment
  A Christian View of Government and Politics #05: Government and Race Relations

The Christian Renewal of Economics:
  The Christian Renewal of Economics:
#01: The Nature of Economics

  The Christian Renewal of Economics:
#02: The Working of the Price System

  The Christian Renewal of Economics:
#03: Gross National Product and Gross National Income
  The Christian Renewal of Economics:
#04: Money, Prices and Inflation

  The Christian Renewal of Economics:
#05: Debt and Usury

  The Christian Renewal of Economics:
#06: The Origin and Nature of Commercial Banking
  The Christian Renewal of Economics:
#07: The Origin and Nature of Central Banking and the Federal Reserve
  The Christian Renewal of Economics:
#08: Savings and Investment

  The Christian Renewal of Economics:
#09: Wage, Price and Income Policy

  The Christian Renewal of Economics:
#10: The Reformation of America's Monetary System
  The Christian Renewal of Economics:
#11: International Trade and Lending

  The Christian Renewal of Economics:
#12: Mechanics of International Trade and Foreign Exchange
  The Christian Renewal of Economics:
#13: The International Monetary System

  The Christian Renewal of Economics:
#14: The Nature and Theory of Modernization
  The Christian Renewal of Economics:
#15: The Role of Government in Domestic and Foreign Trade and Industry