In the Cause of Justice: Reflections on Robert Cover's Turn Toward Narrative
Howard J. Vogel
Hamline University - School of Law
January 1, 1989
Journal of Law and Religion, Vol. 7, p. 173, 1989
This is a reflection on Robert Cover's contribution to the idea of law as a form of narrative practice. In the course of this reflection, the author draws parallels between Robert Cover and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Cover’s work, with special attention on his discussion of "Nomos and Narrative," is analyzed, including its connection to law as embedded in social context with ethical and religious dimensions. The author explores Cover’s unique view – one free from constrained objectivity and one in which narrative – shown through people and experiences – can influence legal scholarship.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 14
Keywords: Narrative, Nomos, Nomos and Narrative, Bonhoeffer, Cover
JEL Classification: K00, K4, I2Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: April 3, 2013
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