Roger Olson on “Evangelical AND Catholic”

My esteemed colleague, Professor Roger Olson, has written on his blog some interesting and thoughtful comments about Evangelicals and Catholics. He writes:

Over the last 50 years many notable evangelical thinkers have converted to the Roman Catholic Church (or to some independent Catholic church of which there are many; here I’m concerned mainly with those who have converted to the RC Church).  Think of Tom Howard, evangelical professor at Wheaton (and I think Gordon), who converted to RCC and wrote a book about his conversion called Evangelical Is Not Enough (1988).  Think of Peter Kreeft and, most recently, my own colleague Francis Beckwith.  But there are many more than never get noticed.

You can read the rest here.

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  • timlmant

    How many converts to Catholicism are there?

    1. Francis Beckwith
    2. Newt Gingrich
    3. Eugene Genovese (historian)
    4. Elizabeth Fox-Genovese (feminist)
    5. Scott Hahn
    6. Robert Koons
    7. John C. Wright (Science Fiction author)
    8. Malcolm Mudderidge
    9. Oscar Wilde
    10. Charles Baudelaire (poet)
    11. John Henry Newman
    12. Joris Karl Huysman (decadent poet writer)
    13. The Raving Atheist (one time popular blogger)
    14. J.Budziszewski

    And these simply off the top of my head from books that I have read or blog posts I have read over the past flippin’ year.

    Dr. Beckwith, I really enjoy your blog.

    Would you ever do a detail thread on converts?

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