The Francis Wayland Institute
Liberty · Property ·
Free Markets · Limited Government · Sound Money
The Francis Wayland Institute exists for the purpose of propagating and defending
from a Christian perspective the ideals of liberty, property, peace, free markets, limited
government, and sound money. It is not a Bible
institute, a college, a seminary, a correspondence school, or a
school of any kind. The Francis Wayland Institute is a think tank in the
intellectual tradition of the nineteenth-century Baptist minister Francis
Wayland (1796-1865). The Institute is dedicated to making available online and
printed materials that
uphold the ideals of liberty, property, peace, free markets,
limited government, and sound money from a Christian perspective.
Francis Wayland's classic work on economics, The Elements of
Political Economy, is now available online in PDF
as well as in a newly reset hardcover
The director of the Institute is Laurence
M. Vance. His article about Wayland called "Francis Wayland:
Preacher–Economist," which appeared in the Winter 2006 issue of the Independent
Review, can be seen here.
A new and greatly expanded edition of the director's book, Christianity and War and Other Essays Against the
Warfare State, can be ordered here.
All books currently offered can be seen here. Contact the director here.
The Institute is maintained solely by the voluntary contributions of
to Important Articles on Christianity and War, Christianity and Economics, and
Christianity and the State