The Christian religion has an appeal to the poor and to the rich – to the scientist and the layman – to people of all races and colors. I submit here a list of famous people who have converted to Christianity. Most of them are highly educated and deep thinkers. While the uneducated often easily accept the gospel by faith, others have to work their way through some seeming difficulties. They considered it an important enough matter that they took the time to investigate.
C.S. Lewis slowly embraced Christianity, influenced by arguments with his Oxford colleague and friend J.R.R. Tolkien, and by the book, “The Everlasting Man,” by G.K. Chesterton.
Mortimer Adler converted late in life. Longtime professor at the University of Chicago and writer, he recognized the limitations of logic and the limitlessness of faith. In 1984, he made that leap of faith and worshiped the God “on whose grace and love I now joyfully rely.”