14 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2013
Date Written: January 1, 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.
Keywords: Narrative, Nomos, Nomos and Narrative, Bonhoeffer, Cover
JEL Classification: K00, K4, I2
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Vogel, Howard J., In the Cause of Justice: Reflections on Robert Cover's Turn Toward Narrative (January 1, 1989). Journal of Law and Religion, Vol. 7, p. 173, 1989. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1929583