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Reading Groups

Reading at the Wade

Till We Have Faces by C.S. LewisSaturday mornings, 10-11 a.m. (September 8-November 17)

The Saturday morning book discussion group resumes on September 8 and runs through November 17, 2018. The first half of the session will focus on C.S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces, and the second half will discuss J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion. The group will meet at the Wade Center each Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m., led by Dr. Rolland Hein, Professor of English Emeritus at Wheaton College.

Till We Have Faces, first published in 1956, was Lewis's last novel. C.S. Lewis himself described it as his "favorite of all my books." A reinterpretation of the Cupid and Psyche myth, this story is a complex work that holds rich rewards for the reader.

In The Silmarillion Tolkien gives his account of the First Age of the World; that is, the nature of creation and the beginnings of creaturely life. A knowledge of his complex and highly detailed chronicles gives a richness and depth of understanding to our experiences of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Till We Have Faces is available in the Wade's Book Shop at a 20% discount.


Syllabus of readings

Audio recordings of the Wade Center's Saturday morning reading group discussions are free and available for download.

Reading groups are free and open to anyone who would like to participate, but sign-up is appreciated due to space considerations. For questions or more information, contact the Wade Center front desk at 630.752.5908 or at wade@wheaton.edu.