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Wayland, Francis 1796-1865

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Works: 339 works in 1,444 publications in 5 languages and 21,804 library holdings
Genres: Controversial literature  Sermons  History  Sources  Biography  Records and correspondence  Textbooks  Informational works  Personal correspondence  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Composer
Classifications: BJ1251, 170
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The elements of moral science by Francis Wayland( )

242 editions published between 1835 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Wayland's The Elements of Moral Science, first published in 1835, was one of the most widely used and influential American textbooks of the nineteenth century. Direct and simple in its presentation, the book was more a didactic manual than a philosophic discussion of ethical problems. But because of its success, and because it set the tone and form for so much educational writing that was to follow, this first important American textbook in moral philosophy is now of great value as a document in the history of education. The book grew naturally out of the lectures Wayland prepared for the senior course in moral philosophy he taught as President of Brown University beginning in 1827. Courses of this kind were common at the time. As an undergraduate at Union College, Wayland himself had taken one under President Eliphalet Nott, who was to become his lifelong supporter. Loosely organized, such courses gave the college president, most often interested in the training of character rather than in learning for its own sake, an opportunity to impress his personality and moral views on the seniors before turning them out in the world. Wayland's course at Brown, less rambling than many, was described by a former student as "one garden spot in the waste of the curriculum." In his lectures and, finally, in his book, Wayland stood in opposition to the utilitarian ethics of the eighteenth century which based moral judgments on the consequences of men's acts. He held instead that conscience was a faculty directing man's actions in accordance with moral law. Wayland developed this idea in the first part of his book, called "Theoretical Ethics." In the second part, "Practical Ethics," he established three working principles: the eternal validity of moral law as revealed in the Scriptures, the right of private judgment in accordance with Protestant tradition, and the Jeffersonian republican limitation of the powers of government. These he then applied to moral practice, vindicating and validating the desirable virtues of justice, veracity, chastity, and benevolence. One section of Wayland's otherwise inoffensive text turned out to be highly controversial. Under the heading "Personal Liberty" he discussed the question of slavery, coming at length to the conclusion that the duty of masters to slaves was to free them, while the duty of slaves to masters was to obey them and be faithful to them. In the climate of that time, his recommendation to leave action to the Christian conscience of the individual master was no more acceptable to the growing abolitionist sentiment of the North than to the defensive, proslavery feeling of the South. The Elements of Moral Science went on, nevertheless, to a long and popular life, going through several revisions (in which the slavery section was progressively altered) as well as translations, and selling 100,000 copies by the end of the century. Francis Wayland (1796-1865), Mr. Blau writes, stands as 'a central figure in the first great movement for reform of education in the United States." Ordained first as a minister, he served as President of Brown from 1827 to 1855, advocating a wider, more liberal, more practical curriculum at a time when courses of study were still tightly bound to the classics. In politics anti-expansionist, and a pacifist by conviction, he bitterly opposed the Mexican War and the admission of Texas. His opposition to slavery gradually increased until, on the outbreak of the Civil War, he could write, "Can it be doubted on which side God will declare himself? ... The best place to meet a difficulty is just where God puts it. If we dodge it, it will come in a worse place ..." This text reproduces the 1837 revision of The Elements of Moral Science. Minor variations from other editions are included as footnotes. Variant versions of longer passages are carried in full in appendices
The elements of political economy by Francis Wayland( )

180 editions published between 1828 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Wayland, a Baptist minister, pres. of Brown University for 28 years, was considered a great educator. This is the first text book on political economy written in this country
Domestic slavery considered as a scriptural institution by Richard Fuller( Book )

41 editions published between 1845 and 2010 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Domestic Slavery originated in the nineteenth century as a literary debate between two Baptist leaders over the Bible's teachings on slavery. Southern pastor Richard Fuller and Northern educator Francis Wayland were each able defenders of their respective positions. These men were also good friends who believed that a difference of opinion about slavery should not necessitate a breaking of Christian fellowship. Historians of Southern religion consider Domestic Slavery to be one of the major contributions to the nineteenth-century debate over the peculiar institution. This critical edition of Domestic Slavery includes annotations and an appendix of related documents. --from publisher description
The elements of intellectual philosophy by Francis Wayland( )

64 editions published between 1854 and 2013 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The following pages contain the substance of the Lectures which, for several years, have been delivered to the classes in Intellectual Philosophy, in Brown University. I have not entered upon the discussion of many of the topics which have called into exercise the acumen of the ablest metaphysicians. Intended to serve the purposes of a text-book, it was necessary that the volume should be compressed within a compass adapted to the time usually allotted to the study of this science in the colleges of our country. I have, therefore, attempted to present and illustrate the important truths in intellectual philosophy, rather than the inferences which may be drawn from them, or the doctrines which they may presuppose. These may be pursued to any length, at the option of the teacher. If I have not entered upon these discussions, I hope that I have prepared the way for their more ample and truthful development"--Préface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
Thoughts on the present collegiate system in the United States by Francis Wayland( Book )

22 editions published between 1842 and 2010 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The limitations of human responsibility by Francis Wayland( )

23 editions published between 1838 and 2012 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moral dignity of the missionary enterprise. A sermon delivered before the Boston Baptist Foreign Mission Society on the evening of October 26, and before the Salem Bible Translation Society on the evening of November 4, 1823. by Francis Wayland( )

28 editions published between 1824 and 1848 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the first comprehensive examination of China's hukou (household registration) system, which registers and governs 1.3 billion Chinese. With its vast reach, this system not only affects the daily lives of Chinese citizens in many domains, but also shapes China's sociopolitical structure and socioeconomic development. Using new materials, this book traces the history and development of the hukou system. In addition to exploring the functions, impact, and operational mechanisms of the system, the book also analyzes its exclusionary and discriminatory aspects in comparison to similar systems in other nations, notably Brazil and India. Through its detailed study of a system that has had such a significant impact on Chinese society, this book presents keys for understanding China's past, present, and future."--BOOK JACKET
A memoir of the life and labors of the Rev. Adoniram Judson. D.D. by Francis Wayland( Book )

12 editions published between 1853 and 1854 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The affairs of Rhode-Island. A discourse delivered in the meeting-house of the First Baptist church, Providence, May 22, 1842. By Francis Wayland by Francis Wayland( )

18 editions published between 1842 and 2015 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on the principles and practices of Baptist churches by Francis Wayland( )

18 editions published between 1857 and 2010 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Occasional discourses, including several never before published by Francis Wayland( )

13 editions published between 1833 and 2015 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book features selected discourses from Francis Wayland. Wayland discusses a wide range of philosophical topics, including morality, duties of the American citizen, education, and many more. The discourses presented in this book were originally delivered 1823-1832." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
A discourse delivered in the First Baptist Church, Providence, R.I., on the day of public thanksgiving, July 21, 1842 by Francis Wayland( )

8 editions published between 1842 and 2015 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

University sermons. Sermons delivered in the chapel of Brown University by Francis Wayland( )

11 editions published between 1849 and 2010 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salvation by Christ : a series of discourses on some of the most important doctrines of the Gospel by Francis Wayland( )

15 editions published between 1858 and 2016 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An address, delivered before the Providence Association for the Promotion of Temperance, October 20, 1831 by Francis Wayland( )

8 editions published between 1831 and 1832 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The apostolic ministry: a discourse delivered in Rochester, N.Y., before the New York Baptist union for ministerial education, July 12, 1853 by Francis Wayland( )

8 editions published between 1853 and 2016 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An address, delivered before the Rhode-Island Society for the Encouragement of Domestic Industry : October 6, 1841 by Francis Wayland( )

8 editions published in 1841 in English and Undetermined and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discourse in commemoration of the life and character of the Hon. Nicholas Brown : delivered in the chapel of Brown university, November 3, 1841 by Francis Wayland( )

7 editions published in 1841 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moral law of accumulation : the substance of two discourses by Francis Wayland( )

4 editions published in 1837 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoughts on the missionary organizations of the Baptist denomination by Francis Wayland( )

6 editions published in 1859 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Domestic slavery considered as a scriptural institution
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The elements of political economyDomestic slavery considered as a scriptural institutionThe elements of intellectual philosophyNotes on the principles and practices of Baptist churchesA memoir of the life and labors of Francis Wayland : late president of Brown University, including selections from his personal reminiscences and correspondence
Alternative Names
Francis Wayland Amerikaans theoloog (1796-1865)

Francis Wayland President of Brown University

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Velandas Francis

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Williams Roger 1796-1865

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ウェーランド, フランシス

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淮蘭徳, 弗蘭西斯

英:Francis Wayland

英蘭土, 芙蘭志須

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