VII: Journal of the Marion E. Wade Center

The Wade Center's annual journal provides an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of the lives and works of the seven Wade authors.

In 1980, Dr. Barbara Reynolds, Dr. Clyde S. Kilby, and Dr. Beatrice Batson founded VII: Journal of the Marion E. Wade Center. For over thirty years, this peer-reviewed academic journal has promoted awareness of the seven authors of the Wade Center, as well as encouraged critical assessment of these writers' numerous and diverse works.

VII is designed for both the general and specialized reader with particular emphasis on the literary, philosophical, religious, and historical aspects of the authors and their writings.

Volume 33 of VII (2016)

Volume 33 (2016) has been released and is now available for purchase online! This volume includes a transcription of a previously unpublished letter by C.S. Lewis, as well as articles on Dorothy L. Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Lewis. A book review of Charles Williams’s The Chapel of the Thorn and two review essays, one on the “Great War” between Lewis and Owen Barfield, are also included in this volume. David Lavery, who passed away in 2016, is also remembered in this issue.


"VII will be of enormous interest to anyone who cares about English literature and, particularly, about fine literature which is also Christian."
Madeleine L' Engle

"The seven writers highlighted in this journal were by no means artists for art's sake: they were idea oriented, involved always with perennial matters. Their deepest concerns are still our concerns, and VII promises to conduct an interdisciplinary dialog of major significance."
Modern Language Review