Go Tell It on the Mountain Study Guide

Go Tell It on the Mountain

Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin

Go Tell It on the Mountain is a 1953 novel by James Baldwin about the Christian Church and its role in African-American culture and everyday life. The novel, which is semi-autobiographical, tells the story of John Grimes, a troubled young man who questions his faith and the teachings of the church. The book treats Christianity both as a pivot-point for the African-American community as well as a repressive force. The book's style and literary references are often biblical and the work subtly examines racism and homosexuality as well.

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