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The Marion E. Wade Center

The Marion E. Wade Center of Wheaton College, Illinois, is a major research collection of materials by and about seven British authors: Owen Barfield, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Dorothy L. Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams.

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Our mission is to collect and preserve resources related to Owen Barfield, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Dorothy L. Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams, and make them available through our reading room, museum, publications, programming, and outreach efforts.

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Jerry Root

2018-2019 Hansen Lecture Series

Dr. Jerry Root will present three lectures on C.S. Lewis's book of poetry, Dymer, for the 2018-2019 Hansen Lectureship. Learn more about the talks on our Hansen Lecture pages.

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VII, Seven, Volume 34, Journal of the Marion E. Wade Center

VII: Vol. 34

Order your copy of the Wade’s academic journal, VII – volume 34. Includes three little-known works by C.S. Lewis, including a previously unpublished excerpt from Letters to Malcolm and ‘A Christmas Sermon to Pagans.’

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Co-Directors of the Wade Center, Dr. Crystal Downing and Dr. David C. Downing

Co-Directors of the Wade Center Named

Dr. Crystal Downing and Dr. David C. Downing appointed as co-directors and co-holders of the Marion E. Wade Chair of Christian Thought, effective July 1, 2018.

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Book Release: The Messiah Comes to Middle-earth

Based on the inaugural Hansen Lectureship series delivered at the Marion E. Wade Center by President Philip Ryken, this volume mines the riches of Tolkien’s theological imagination. Copies of the book are available at the Wade Center or via the InterVarsity Press website.

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NEH Grant

Wade Receives NEH Grant

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the Wade Center a Preservation Assistance Grant for 2018, which will be used to assess the preservation needs of a selection of books from the personal library of C.S. Lewis.

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