case of conscience

See: allegiance
References in classic literature ?
Be not uneasy, friend Sancho," said the barber, "for we will entreat your master, and advise him, even urging it upon him as a case of conscience, to become an emperor and not an archbishop, because it will be easier for him as he is more valiant than lettered.
This is simply a case of conscience and of strict justice.
Of course, it was a case of conscience, but the material facts such as these brought about the solution.
The Joyce of Blish: Finnegan's Wake in A Case of Conscience.
The examples show us something crucial: the paradigm case of conscience lies in refusing to acquiesce in the wrongful conviction of the innocent.
Another novel that discusses extraterrestrials and sin is A Case of Conscience (Del Rey Impact) by James Blish.
Father Raymond Gravel is a case of conscience for the Church of Quebec and the universal Church.
Gless claims that the most important case of conscience among many in Angelo's temptation of Isabella develops from this query of the deputy:
Thompson's provocative argument is capable of considerable expansion to include texts ranging from the Painted Chamber at Westminster to the case of Conscience v.
Loeb: So it's a case of conscience prevailing over duty?
HAMMY horror schlock-rocker Marilyn Manson has come down with a severe case of conscience.
22) Here too Cavendish signaled her awareness of the political case of conscience confronting her compatriots in England.