Buddhism in Eyes of Intellectuals

Man who achieved a great victory
“One of the first scholars to begin the work of translating the Pali Literature into English, was the son of a well-known clergyman.  His object in undertaking the work was to prove the superiority of Christianity over Buddhism.  He failed in this task but he achieved a greater victory than he expected.  He became a Buddhist.  We must never forget the happy chance which prompted him to undertake this work and thereby make the precious Dhamma available to thousands in the West.  The name of this great scholar was Dr. Rhys Davids.”   
Ven. A. Mahinda, "Blue Print of Happiness"