Davis, referring to the traditional Jewish and Hindu legal texts, addresses on what law creates or produces. He focuses on both Jewish and Hindu jurisprudence claim that law can create--a human, not a biological homo sapiens, but rather the full ideal of what humans were meant to be. He argues that it is the essential indistinguishability of law and religion in both traditional Judaism and Hinduism that permits the ideal human to be created through religious law.
Donald R. Davis Jr.,
Before Virtue: Halakhah, Dharmasastra, and What Law Can Create,
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