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Marion E. Wade Center

More than a literary museum —
a living center of continuous spiritual renewal

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The Marion E. Wade Center promotes cultural engagement and spiritual formation by offering a collection of resources available nowhere else in the world. Providing access to research materials written by and about C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Dorothy L. Sayers, George MacDonald, G.K. Chesterton, Owen Barfield, and Charles Williams, we emphasize the ongoing relevance of these authors to contemporary society by exploring their distinctive blend of intellect, imagination, and faith. This includes assisting scholars with their study of unique materials in order to publish new insights, making that insight available to the community through programs and publications, supporting artistic works inspired by our authors, and welcoming visitors to our museum.

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Jerry Root

2018-2019 Hansen Lecture Series

Dr. Jerry Root will present three lectures on C.S. Lewis's book of poetry, Dymer, for the 2018-2019 Hansen Lectureship. Learn more about the talks on our Hansen Lecture pages.

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VII, Seven, Volume 34, Journal of the Marion E. Wade Center

VII: Vol. 34

Order your copy of the Wade’s academic journal, VII – volume 34. Includes three little-known works by C.S. Lewis, including a previously unpublished excerpt from Letters to Malcolm and ‘A Christmas Sermon to Pagans.’

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Marjorie Lamp Mead

Marjorie Lamp Mead Awarded Alumna of the Year

Associate Director, Marjorie Lamp Mead, was recognized by the Wheaton College Alumni Association as the 2018 Alumna of the Year for Distinguished Service to Alma Mater.

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George MacDonald in the Age of Miracles

Book Release: George MacDonald in the Age of Miracles

Based on the second Hansen Lectureship series delivered at the Marion E. Wade Center by Timothy Larsen, this volume looks at MacDonald's work counteracting skepticism and materialism to herald the miraculous, the wondrous, and the realm of the spirit. Copies of the book are available at the Wade Center or via the InterVarsity Press website.

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NEH Grant

Wade Receives NEH Grant

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the Wade Center a Preservation Assistance Grant for 2018, which will be used to assess the preservation needs of a selection of books from the personal library of C.S. Lewis.

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