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.