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Marion E. Wade Center

A living literary center of scholarly, artistic,
and ongoing spiritual renewal

COVID-19 Policy for Visitors

  • Wear a face covering and socially distance when inside the building, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Comply with all Wade Center COVID-19 protocols, including making appointments to visit either Museum or Reading Room.
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The Marion E. Wade Center promotes cultural engagement and spiritual formation by offering a collection of resources available nowhere else in the world. We emphasize the ongoing relevance of seven British Christian authors who provide a distinctive blend of intellect, imagination, and faith: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Dorothy L. Sayers, George MacDonald, G.K. Chesterton, Owen Barfield, and Charles Williams. The Wade Center implements these goals by 

  • Assisting scholars in their study of unique materials by and about these seven authors in order to generate new understandings;
  • Sharing insights with a broader audience through our numerous programs and publications;
  • Supporting artistic works inspired by our authors;
  • Welcoming visitors to our museum.

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Guest and friend of the podcast Malcolm Guite speaking with Dr. Crystal Downing.

Wade Center Podcast

The Wade Center Podcast features interviews and discussions with scholars and figures related to the Wade Center and our authors. New episodes are posted regularly, so tune in today!

Mark A. Noll

C.S. Lewis in America: Lessons for Today from the Early American Reception of C.S. Lewis’s Books

In the 2021-2022 Hansen Lectureship series, Dr. Mark Noll will be exploring the early American reception of C.S. Lewis in three lectures on the following 2022 dates: January 20, February 10, and March 17 at 7:00 p.m. CTContact the Wade Center to be added to our email list for news about these lectures and other upcoming events.

Crystal Downing, Subversive book launch


This latest book by Wade Co-director Crystal Downing explores Sayers's challenges to Christian complicity with culture, explaining how the former detective novelist often shocked people into seeing the truth of ancient doctrine in a new light. Contact the Wade to purchase your signed copy.

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