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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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Jeffrey Barbeau

"C.S. Lewis and the Romantic Imagination" — 2023 Hansen Lectureship Series

Dr. Jeffrey Barbeau explores the influence of nineteenth-century Romanticism on the writings of C.S. Lewis in the 2023 Hansen Lectureship series, "C.S. Lewis and the Romantic Imagination."

Wade Center Podcast

Wade Center Podcast

The Wade Center Podcast features interviews and discussions with scholars and figures related to the Wade Center and our authors. Tune in today!

Malcolm Guite

Malcolm Guite Reads "The Space Inside"

Malcolm Guite offers a word on Volume 38 of VII: Journal of the Marion E. Wade Center, and also reads Luci Shaw’s poem, "The Space Inside," originally written in 2015 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wade Center.

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