Charles E. Raven

Charles E. Raven

Charles Earle Raven (4 July 1885—8 July 1964) was an English theologian, Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge University, and Master of Christ's College, Cambridge. His works have been influential in the history of science publishing on the positive effects that theology has had upon modern science.[1]

As a pacifist, he was an active supporter of the Peace Pledge Union and the Fellowship of Reconciliation.

Charles Raven was the father of John Raven, the classical scholar and botanist, and grandfather of Andrew Raven and Sarah Raven.[2]

Published works

  • Natural religion and Christian theology (1953)
  • Teilhard de Chardin: scientist and seer (1962)
  • Science, religion, and the future, a course of eight lectures (1943)
  • English naturalists from Neckam to Ray; a study of the making of the modern world (1947)
  • John Ray, naturalist, his life and works (1942)
  • Christian socialism, 1848-1854 (1920)
  • Apollinarianism; an essay on the Christology of the early church (1923)
  • A Wanderer's Way (1929)


  1. ^ Religious Origins of Modern Science, Eugene Marion Klaaren, Eerdmans, 1977, ISBN 0802816835, 244 pages, p. 4
  2. ^ Obituary of Andrew Raven, The Guardian 10 October 2005

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Alexander Nairne
Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge
Succeeded by
Michael Ramsey
Preceded by
Charles Galton Darwin
Master of Christ's College, Cambridge
Succeeded by
Brian Downs
Preceded by
Henry Thirkill
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge
Succeeded by
Sydney Castle Roberts