Nathaniel William Taylor, an American clergyman, born in New Milford, Conn., June 23, 1786, died in New Haven, March 10, 1858. He graduated at Yale college in 1807, studied theology, and in 1812 was ordained pastor of the first church (Congregational) in New Haven, and became eminent as a preacher. In 1822 he was called to the Dwight professorship of didactic theology in Yale college, in which office he continued till his death. In 1828 he preached at New Haven the concio ad clerum, in which he set forth views upon human depravity and other related doctrines which caused him to be widely denounced for heresy; and for several years he maintained a vigorous discussion of these and similar topics, through the quarterly "Christian Spectator." Since his death four volumes of his works have been published, viz.: " Practical Sermons " (8vo, New York, 1858); "Lectures on the Moral Government of God" (2 vols., 1859); and "Essays, Lectures, etc, upon Select Topics in Revealed Theology" (1859).