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However, this probabilist moral context, its relationship to an evolving climate of skepticism and doubt, and the relevance of casuist treatises as 'carriers of political thought in the early modern period' has been either neglected or discounted.
While other casuists seconded Woolton's effort to privilege the panoptic power of conscience over that of society, Spenser seems to have understood the accidental implication of such comparisons: that a watchful community might serve almost as well in its place.
Although the historical casuist must investigate these materials as well, she will not limit her study to them.
It is interesting, for example, that the well-known casuist William Perkins, in his Epieikeia, or a Treatise of Christian Equity and Moderation (1604) should scarcely mention conscience, but conceive equity almost exclusively in terms of the second of Lord Ellesmere's categories: "The matter whereabout this public equity is conversant is the right and convenient, and the moderate and discreet execution of the laws of men.
9 An early review of the novel in American Hebrew (4 September 1885) comments that Howells's account of the legal and moral technicalities involved in selling the mills to the English agents was "spun out to such fine distinctions as would make a Talmudic casuist regard Howells with envy" (quoted by Arms and Gibson 122).
Bertrand Beaulieu is a member of the Casuist Order (clearly, the Jesuits) and editor of the Catholic monthly Outlook.
A casuist, using Grotius's own principles, might suggest that any injustices truly required by the common good could be brought under natural law via its grounding in rationality and sociability.
Probably not, but being both a lawyer and an Islamist, Hassan Al Turabi excels in the art of the casuist, a discipline the Christians neglected long ago, and readers of Islam, the world's future, will probably fall into the trap, selecting what they like or what they don't in Hassan Al Turabi's manifesto.
Many of the early `Gospel clergy' are remembered primarily as evangelists, but Newton's reputation was built just as much, if not more, on his abilities as an outstanding spiritual adviser and casuist.
If there is a question about outcome, one could use a casuist approach which emphasizes analogical reasoning in comparing the well-navigated moral territory of similar cases and their outcome.
To John Carey's apostate and Thomas Docherty's undone Donne, Meg Lota Brown adds the casuist Donne, in explaining the old chestnut, his scepticism.
Yet, "hiding within the court" is reclusion only in the eye of the casuist.