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Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College
Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College
Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College

Marion E. Wade Center

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

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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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C.S. Lewis Library Books

Books from the Library of C.S. Lewis to receive Conservation Treatment

Almost 400 books from the personal library of C.S. Lewis will receive conservation treatment over the next year. Learn more about this project.

David Payne as C.S. Lewis

"An Evening with C.S. Lewis" Fall Performances

David Payne in "An Evening with C.S. Lewis" is coming to Chicago October 22 - November 3. Learn more about the show and get discount tickets.

Aslan by Sally Brestin Hale

Artist Talk of “Aslan”

Join us on Thursday, August 1, at 7:00 p.m. as Sally (Brestin) Hale tells the story and creative process behind her painting, "Aslan," that currently hangs in the lobby of the Bakke Auditorium.

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