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The argument85-7; the irresolution; the atmosphere
Billie Holiday, "Dont Explain"play song and look at lyrics
Baldwin and sexuality as salvation and traphis own and others
His guilt 95-7inner struggle with sex; homecoming from prostitutestory of his conversion and salvationturning pointdo people have them? Do they become perfect?stable?are they unreal? Desire as sin?
His proposal to Deborahbetter to marry than burn113; Elisha speaking in tonguesrebirth; laborBook of Acts chapter 2
Pentecostal; ecstatic celebration; the Spirit
Hes good, but neither sex nor fertility is provided
Esthers alternative 125-6; another fall
Encounter with Royal 141-3the lynching; Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit"
Back to Elisha in tongues and the growth of evil 149
Shes orphaned and Johns an unwanted childshe chooses Richard over God: 157
Richards death and her guilt and fear of God 174
Meeting Gabriel; he will be her strength and salvationshe will provide him with children who will redeem him and the curse on his past
IV. Whats meaning of Johns birth; what does he carry from the heritage of these three people?