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Wade Publications

It is not surprising that since its earliest years, a significant aspect of the work of the Marion E. Wade Center has been accomplished through Wade related publications. Providing opportunities for continuing scholarship and education on the lives and the works of the seven Wade authors is integral to the Wade’s mission, and is achieved, in part, through a number of varied publications.

The Wade’s publication legacy began with the writings of our founder Clyde S. Kilby, who engagingly introduced readers to the world of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and the other Wade authors. This tradition continues through additional publications by Wade staff to this day, including our  Friends of the Wade newsletter and the Off the Shelf blog. Together, these varied works continue to provide insights and invite considered interaction with the thought and writings of the seven Wade authors.

In addition, the Wade Center's journal VII has been an ongoing source of valuable scholarship since its inception in 1980. Co-founded by Clyde S. KilbyBarbara Reynolds and Beatrice Batson, this peer-reviewed academic journal encourages critical assessment of the Wade authors’ works and greater understanding of their thought and lives.

Recent years have seen the publication of works that have benefitted from the expertise of non-Wade editors as highlighted below. The most recent addition is a two-volume set of collected works by Clyde S. Kilby, published by Mt. Tabor Books, Paraclete Press in 2016.

We are also pleased for the partnership between the Wade Center and InterVarsity Press Academic to publish the Hansen Lectureship series.

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Splendour in the Dark: C.S. Lewis's Dymer in His Life and Work

This fourth volume in the Hansen Lecture Series, signed by Jerry Root and David C. Downing, is available from the Wade Center for purchase (contact the Wade for details).

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A Well of Wonder

Contains previously unpublished essays by Wade founder Clyde S. Kilby on C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Inklings. Published by Paraclete Press, 2016.


A Well of Wonder and The Arts and the Christian Imagination by Clyde S. Kilby Essays on Art Literature and Aesthetics
The Arts and the Christian Imagination

Contains previously unpublished essays by Wade founder Clyde S. Kilby on art, literature, and aesthetics. Published by Paraclete Press, 2016.


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The Pilgrim's Regress: Wade Annotated Edition

A new edition of Lewis's first work of fiction, loosely based on John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress and his own early experience as a Christian. Contains previously-unpublished content by C.S. Lewis, with additional notes by Lewis scholar David C. Downing. Published by Eerdmans, 2014.