The seemingly abstract early modern casuistical
doctrine of equivocation produced real-life consequences: Henry Garnet, a conspirator in the Gunpowder Plot and one name that has been put forward as a possible author for this anonymous manuscript, went on record on March 20, 1605-6 (depending on old- or new-style dating) in his trial for treason as making the following statement regarding this practice:
Holmes has previously edited a volume of Elizabethan casuistical
exercises and he is therefore well placed to be able to judge the points of similarities as well as the occasional but telling distinctions between the Elizabethan and Caroline cases.
But for the more casuistical
Shafii school, any act of apostasy was fatal, even from say Judaism to Christianity.
Tradition in Shakespeare, Donne, Herbert, and Milton.
Emerging dramatically from this variety of perspectives is the frequently stated evaluation of "Bishop Blougram's Apology" as an incredibly optimistic attempt to make the best case for a sophistical priest at his worst--and thus quibblingly casuistical
For instance, Richard Aldington writes that Huxley faithfully portrays Lawrence's habit of "perverse and casuistical
argument," and that the "character of Kingham presents a perfect picture of Lawrence at such times" (316).
Later, they show that "common law" and "common morality" share a casuistical
And Green makes use of a similar casuistical
method, continually citing instances of practices we currently accept as precedents that make drawing a line against most forms of enhancement difficult.
p, piE intensivo) The babbling specious ape, The sophistical lying ape, The tell-it-like-it-isn't dissembling casuistical
Where the first and second generations of reformers tended to address such social, political, and ethical questions in an ad hoc and occasional manner, treatments became increasingly organized and structured in the larger casuistical
systems of writers such as William Perkins, William Ames, and Richard Baxter.
Driver also tries to position the casuistical
method in moral reasoning as the antidote to moralism.
Camille Wells Slights, The Casuistical
Tradition in Shakespeare, Donne, Herbert, and Milton (Princeton: Princeton UP, 1981).
The phrase "de por fuerza, no de su voluntad" recurs like a refrain later in the adventure, and constitutes the grounds for Don Quijote's intervention: a world-upside-down view of the relation of prisoners to the law underpinned by a casuistical
19) For commentary on Thomas Hooker's casuistical
debate with Joanna Drake, see Frank Shuffleton, Thomas Hooker (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1977), 29-66.
In her endeavor, Crawford is often subtle and persuasive, energetic and absorbing, particularly at those points where she considers the centrality of monsters to the "polemically casuistical