| Quote #10
Faustus's relationship with Mephistopheles enables him to get firsthand knowledge of astronomy in a way that we bet makes his colleagues insanely jealous. Even as this knowledge is described as book-learning, as "graven in the book of Jove's high firmament," it is in fact much closer to scientific analysis than anything Faustus has done before.
| Quote #11
Faustus has totally achieved a god's-eye view of the earth. In other words, he can see everything. He's omniscient, which is often a word the devout use to describe God. One of God's powers, as told in the Christian creation story, is as measurer and analyzer of his creation. But Faustus takes this role upon himself when he seeks to measure the earth's kingdoms from above.
| Quote #12
The Pope relies upon book-learning… sort of. Really, he's counting on the law books to help him in his case against Bruno. This is quite a different kind of knowledge than the one Faustus has come to rely on—the experience and exploration of the world, all thanks to Mephistopheles.