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Claude and Austin discuss their impressions of the Baldwin’s cast of characters and the critical importance of setting–the world, the church, and streets–in the opening sections of the novel. Is Baldwin’s depiction of a toxic Christianity a fatal critique of the faith or a critical gesture toward true religion? How does place and setting factor into the novel’s message?
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