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The Marion E. Wade Center in summer
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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!

Marjorie Lamp Mead

“In Times of Uncertainty” Blog Post and Video

Wade Center Associate Director Marjorie Lamp Mead offers an address of encouragement with insights from C.S. Lewis on the fears we face today, and finding hope in the midst of uncertainty. The full piece is available as a video, and as a blog post.

Rolland Hein

Online Reading Group

Dr. Rolland Hein, Wheaton College Professor of English Emeritus, has offered to lead an online discussion of George MacDonald’s Thomas Wingfold, Curate via his blog. Learn more about how to participate and download the book.


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