This article focuses on the critical analysis of two main biblical texts that form the foundation of Baldwin’s "Sonny's Bules": the Cain and Abel story from the Book of Genesis and the parable of the Prodigal Son from Luke’s gospel.
Tackach, James. 2007. "The Biblical Foundation of James Baldwin’s ‘Sonny’s Blues'." Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature 59 (2).