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In The Perniciously Persistent Myths of Hypatia and the Great Library , today’s “On the Square” feature, David B. Hart dismantles one of the common examples of alleged dogmatism and ignorance invoked against Christianity.

I remember some time in my youth reading or being told about Christians so hating secular knowledge that they destroyed a library and wiped out for all time untold riches from ancient sources. I believed it, because at that point in my life, I thought that was just what Christians would do. It isn’t, Hart shows, the least bit true.

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