Intellectual Atheists Who Became Christians

11 Most influential intellectual atheists who realized God exists and the Bible true

Anthony Flew

Anthony Flew was a famous spokesperson of atheism before Dawkins and Hitchens. The world shocked when he said God exists in 2004 and wrote a book about it. He based it both on empirical and philosophical evidence.

Alister E. McGrath

Alister McGrath is a historian, biochemist scientist who believed in evolution. He is a Professor of Science and Religion who became a Christian apologist.

Francis Collins

Francis Collins is an American physician-geneticist who discovered genes diseases that led to the Human Genome Project. He investigated many faiths, and though resisted, the evidence was clear, and he converted to Christianity.

David Wood

David Wood was an atheist diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder (sociopathy). After his jail time, he earned a doctorate in philosophy. He’s a Christian apologist who founded a ministry that critiques Islam.

John Gurdon

John Gurdon is a developmental biologist, known for his research in nuclear transplantation and cloning. A Nobel prize for Physiology Medicine. He considered himself agnostic but later referred to himself as a liberal-minded Christian.

John Eccles

John Eccles was a neurophysiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology Medicine. A devout Catholic who believed in divine providence over materialistic happenings of biological evolution.

Jordan Peterson

Jordan Peterson is not exactly a Believer, yet he finds it interesting that the Bible is more durable than stone or an empire. Recently, he studied the book of Genesis. His intellectual curiosity that would have resisted knowing God satisfied his theory that God exists.

Lee Strobel

Lee Strobel is an investigative journalist. He was an atheist and tried to prove the Bible is not true. The evidence he acquired changed his mind, and became a Christian.

Nabeel Qureshi

Devout Muslim Intellect Nabeel Qureshi investigated Christianity for 15-years. He left Islam for Jesus.

Rosalind Picard

Rosalind Picard was raised as an atheist and converted as a young adult. She is a scholar and inventor who founded the Affective Computing Research Group at MIT. She received the highest professional honors accorded an engineer.

Simon Greenleaf

Simon Greenleaf was a chief founder of Harvard Law School, refers to Christianity as a silly myth. After being challenged by students based on history and evidence, he became a believer in Jesus.

Christian Professor and Scientist John Lennox reasons with atheist Professor Peter Atkins.
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Outline of evidence for the Bible’s authenticity.


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