by Christopher Marlowe
Doctor Faustus Wisdom and Knowledge Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Act.Scene.Line)
So much he profits in divinity
That shortly he was graced with doctor's name,
Excelling all, and sweetly can dispute
In th'heavenly matters of theology. (Prologue.15-18)
Becoming a doctor of divinity in a medieval university was a process that took almost fifteen years. Yep, you read that right. First you had to study the classics, and in the end you had to study the Bible in detail.So the fact that Faustus has this degree means he's smart. We're talking genius level here, folks.
Is to dispute well logic's chiefest end?
Affords this art no greater miracle? (1.1.8-9)
Faustus is trying to decide which body of knowledge is worth his time by discovering what the goal of each discipline is. See, the problem with logic is that the whole point is to make you a good debater. But, really, who cares?