[INDOLOGY] Divine law

Nagaraj Paturi nagarajpaturi at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 04:18:53 UTC 2016

*DHARMA — Studies in its Semantic, Cultural and Religious History: Edited
by Patrick Olivelle; *

On Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 2:22 AM, Howard Resnick <hr at ivs.edu> wrote:

> In the following lecture at Harvard Divinity, https://www.youtube.
> com/watch?v=2FL-RQpbYiQ we find the claim that the notion of divine law
> originates in ancient Greek and Jewish traditions, with the following
> difference:
> Greeks traced the divinity of divine law to its intrinsic objectivy,
> universality, and immutability.
> Jewish law claims that divine law is divine because it expresses the will
> of God.
> My question: do we find a clear notion of divine law in, say, the Rg Veda?
> If so, how does it compare with the two notions cited above? And how does
> it evolve or transform over time?
> Thanks!
> Howard
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Nagaraj Paturi

Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.

Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies

FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of  Liberal Education,

(Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA )

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