Anti-Intellectual Obscurantism

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Etienne Gilson on St. Francis of Assisi:

It is clear that he never condemned learning for itself, but that he had no desire to see it developed in his Order. In his eyes it was not in itself an evil, but its pursuit appeared to him unnecessary and dangerous. Unnecessary since a man may save his soul and win others to save theirs without it; dangerous, because it is an endless source of pride.

~Carl Trueman, The Real Scandal of the Evangelical Mind