Richard Shelley Taylor (30 March 1912, Cornelius, Oregon - 19 June 2006) was a Nazarene educator and theologian. Taylor attended Northwest Nazarene College (now University) before receiving undergraduate degrees from Cascade College and George Fox, both in Oregon, in 1942 and 1944, respectively. He received a Master’s Degree from PLNU (then Pasadena College) in 1945. He received his Doctor of Theology Degree in 1953 from Boston University School of Theology.
Taylor was a committed minister, serving in the roles of evangelist, pastor and teacher in a long career of service in and to the Church. He was also a retiree of the Education Department (now International Board of Education) at Nazarene Headquarters. In addition, Taylor was a writer. His works included the Disciplined Life; Exploring Christian Holiness, Vol. 3: The Theological Formulation; and A Right Conception of Sin.
Partial bibliography 
- A Right Conception Of Sin: Its Relation to Right Thinking and Right Living (1945)
- The Disciplined Life: Studies in the fine art of Christian discipline (1962)
- Life in the Spirit (1966)
- A Return to Christian Culture: Christian Ideals in a Sagging Society (1973)
- God, Man, & Salvation (1977) with W. T. Purkiser and Willard H. Taylor
- What Does It Mean to Be Filled with the Spirit? (1995)
- God's Integrity and the Cross (1999) ISBN 0-916035-81-6
- What Every Christian Ought to Know: Basic Answers to Questions of the Faith (2002)
- Biography at the Wesleyan Heritage Foundation website