RJ Snell, Former Evangelical Protestant
RJ Snell was raised Baptist in Canada, but when he went to undergrad studies at Liberty University during the height of Jerry Falwell’s influence, he got the full experience of popular conservative American Evangelical Christianity. RJ knew without a doubt that Jesus was real and that Christianity was true, but he was bothered by the emphasis on emotionalism that he saw at Liberty, especially in its revival services. He began to gravitate toward philosophy, which led him to study St. Thomas Aquinas under Peter Kreeft, and eventually to realize that the unity of truth, beauty and goodness that he was seeking could be found in the last place he expected: the Catholic Church.
RJ Snell is co-editor, along with Professor Robert George, of Heart, Mind and Soul: Intellectuals and the Path to Rome.