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St. Thomas Aquinas - He was the author of the Summa Theologica, which was one of the greatest books ever. It was so highly revered that it was placed next to the bible, because they were both really good at explaining and exploring religion. However, when he died in 1274 he left his book unfinished. It will still go down in history as one of the greatest pieces of literature to date though.

C.S. Lewis - He was the author of "The Great Divorce." In that book he throws in many comparisons and little tidbits relating to the Divine Comedy. He also believes in an afterlife, much like Dante, but he thinks that hell is not that big and that it is actually the size of an atom. He also thinks that hell exists within heaven.

Christopher Marlowe - He was the author of "Doctor Faustus." It is about a man who is tired of all the same stuff in his life so he decides to learn the art of magic. He brings up a devil named Mephastophilis. They grow through a lot and the devil gives many things to Faustus so he'll follow him, which ultimately in the end leads to his death. The book explores virtues of greed and gluttony.

Edmund Spencer - He is the author of "The Faerie Queen." In the first two versions of the book he focuses mainly on the two main virtues of the Christian faith. Which are Holiness and Chastity. The apostle Peter plays a role in it too. He builds up all the strength and morals and learns enough about the faith to defeat the dragon that represents all evil. It is mainly about corruption within the Catholic Church.

Chaucer - He was the author of "The Canterbury Tales." It begins with many people coming from Medieval England. Each with their own stories and problems. Some of them openly follow and obey Christ and some of them openly disobey the church and do not follow Christ or his teachings. He says he is sorry for anything he might have done or said to offend anybody and blames his lack of intelligence. However, for all the good things he has done he gives all the credit to Jesus Christ.

Stephen Sondheim - He wrote the play "Getting Away with Murder." It is about a group therapy group. There therapist was murdered one day and there was some evidence left behind. They needed to solve it very fast because while they were solving it one by one people

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