Robert Cover’s Passion,17 Yale J.L. & Human. 1 (2005)
Bob Cover was not content with the world. In his legal scholarship, this discontent expressed itself as a demand that law be "redemptive" in its aspiration, acknowledging the "unredeemed character of reality as we know it" and seeking to replace it with a "fundamentally different reality."l Bob lived in this normative aspiration not only in his secular legal scholarship but in his absorbing involvement with Torah. Indeed, he would not recognize the secular and religious dimensions of law as distinct in any important sense. There was no part of Bob's life-whether characterized as legal, religious, personal-that was not touched by his passion for redemptive transformation.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Burt, Robert A., "Robert Cover’s Passion" (2005). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 685.