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 34 (2017) is available for order now online! This volume includes three little-known and diverse works by C.S. Lewis as well as articles on Charles Williams, Owen Barfield, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Lewis.
Volumes 34-31 are available for purchase through the Wheaton College Bookstore. Click here to visit the VII section of the bookstore.
"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