Rules, Rights and Religion: The Abyssinian Baptist Church and the Quest for Community, 1808-1810
Religion, as with law, is partially about bringing together opposing narrative interpretations in order to better understand what believers feel is real. This morning I will show how narratives and their various interpretations display how communities bound by laws and morality express their understanding of who they are called to be.
Quinton H. Dixie, Rules, Rights and Religion: The Abyssinian Baptist Church and the Quest for Community, 1808-1810, 32 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 311 (2008).