< Return to Famous Science Fiction Authors
< Return to Famous Baptists
The Religious Affiliation of Leading Science Fiction Writer
Ray Bradbury: Bradbury was raised as a Baptist, but is no longer a Baptist. Much of his writing contains Christian themes. Something Wicked This Way Comes and The Illustrated Man are considered his "most Christian" novels.
Bradbury is a former Baptist. Mayo Mohs describes Ray Bradbury as a Christian, in his introduction to "Christus Apollo", originally from I Sing the Body Electric. "Christus Apollo" is an explicitly Christian confessional piece. [Source: Mohs, Mayo. Other Worlds; Other Gods, Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1971), pg. 261.] Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes has also been hailed by Christian SF/F fans as one of the classics of Christian or Christian-compatible speculative fiction. Bradbury has been listed as a Unitarian Universalist in a number of articles and lists, including the "Famous Unitarian Universalists" (http://www.uucsra.org/famousuu.htm; viewed 14 July 2005) list in John Sias' 100 Questions That Non-Members Ask About Unitarian Universalism.
Webpage created 13 July 2005. Last modified 21 September 2005.
We are always striving to increase the accuracy and usefulness of our website. We are happy to hear from you. Please submit questions, suggestions, comments, corrections, etc. to: firstname.lastname@example.org.