Taylor's output was voluminous and he wrote on a wide range of topics. For his feastday I choose some of his thoughts on the Eucharist, taken from his 1653 book The Great Exemplar. It can be found in the very useful Anglican Eucharistic Theology website. Note references to "partaking in the Divine nature", analogous to the Eastern Christian concept of theosis.
[Christ's] power is manifest, in making the symbols to be the the instruments of conveying himself to the spirit of the receiver: he nourishes the soul with bread, and heals the body with a sacrament; he makes the body spiritual, by his graces there ministered, and makes the spirit to be united to his body, by a participation of the Divine nature. In the sacrament, that body which is reigning in heaven is exposed upon the table of blessing; and his body, which was broken for us, is now broke again, and yet remains impassible. Every consecrated portion of bread and wine does exhibit Christ entirely to the faithful receiver; and yet Christ remains one, while he is wholly ministered in ten thousand portions...God hath instituted the rite in visible symbols to make the secret grace as presential and discernable as it might; that by an instrument of sense, our spirits might be accomodated,as with an exterior object, to produce an internal act...Our wisest Master hath appointed bread and wine, that we may be corporally united to him; that as the symbols, becoming nutriment, are turned into the substance of our bodies; so Christ, being the food of our souls, should assimilate us, making us partakers of the Divine nature.
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