appeared, in which are attributed to him many marvelous exploits and in
which he is held up as an awful warning against the excessive desire for
secular learning and admiration for antique beauty which characterized the
humanist movement of the time. In this aspect the Faust legend is an
expression of early popular Protestantism, and of its antagonism to the
scientific and classical tendencies of the Renaissance.
While a succession of Faust books were appearing in Germany, the original
life was translated into English and dramatized by Marlowe. English players