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Marion E. Wade Center

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

Wade Center Closure

Due to COVID-19 precautions, and with the guidance of the Wheaton College administration, the Wade Center will be closed to the public until further notice. Additional announcements will be made as news is received.

Apologies for the inconvenience to our visitors, and we hope to be able to welcome you back soon.

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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.

No image or text from this website may be used without the written consent of the Wade Center.
All rights reserved.

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!

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Choosing Community: Action, Faith, and Joy in the Works of Dorothy L. Sayers

The third volume in the Hansen Lecture Series, by Christine Colón, is available for sale at the Wade Center and from InterVarsity Press Academic. In the book, Colón explores the role of community in Dorothy L. Sayers's works. In particular, she considers how Sayers offers a vision of communities called to action, faith, and joy, and she reflects on how we also are called to live in community together.

Matthew Milliner

2019-2020 Hansen Lectures with Matt Milliner

Matt Milliner, Associate Professor of Art History, will be presenting three lectures using insights from G.K. Chesterton as a guide to understanding the broad sweep of Native American art, especially in the Midwest as the 2019-2020 Hansen Lectureship series titled: "Turtle Island Renaissance."

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