The Jew of Malta

marlowe and religion

does anyone know what religion marlowe was? I heard somewhere that he was an atheist.

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He was suspected of Atheism; in fact, the government was keeping an eye on him because of these suspicions. New scholarship suggests that Marlowe, rather than having been killed in an ordinary barroom brawl, may have been killed by a government spy.

In many of his plays -- maybe all of them; I am only familiar with a couple -- he presents a definte skepticism of religion.