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Casuistry

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Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

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2006
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Aristotle's characterization of rhetoric as a counterpart of both dialectic and ethics took on renewed importance with the publication of

Casuistry

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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2005
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
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From casus “having happened,” the past participle of the Latin verb cado, casuistry is the method of moral reasoning

Casuistry

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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The art of applying principles of moral theology to particular instances (Lat., casus, ‘case’).

casuistry

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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The art of resolving problems of conscience. The starting-point for the exercise of casuistry is the individual case (

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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2005
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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The word “casuistry” comes from the Latin casus (case): a legal or canonical situation, a human action, a

Chrétien de Troyes

Chrétien de Troyes  

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(fl. 1170–90),regarded as the greatest of the writers of courtly romances (see Courtly Love), which he wrote in French. Four complete romances survive, all written in octosyllabic rhyming couplets: ...
confessors' manuals

confessors' manuals  

The first medieval confessors' manual is generally considered to be Alan of Lille's Liber paenitentialis at the end of the 12th century. Chronologically, confessors' manuals followed the Penitentials ...
contextualism/formalism

contextualism/formalism  

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(ethics)Formalism is the doctrine that morality should be structured by a set of abstract principles of a high degree of generality: that morality should aspire to be a kind of geometry of rights, ...
Contingency and Probability

Contingency and Probability  

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For Aristotle (384–322 bce), the contingent is the unproblematic scene of rhetoric. This Aristotelian connection between the scene and agency (or practice), originally put into play to blunt Plato's ...
dialectic

dialectic  

The method of reasoning that proceeds by question and answer and logical argument, famously illustrated by the dialogues of Socrates (470–399bce) as recorded by Plato (c.428–347bce). Teaching of ...
Forensic genre

Forensic genre  

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In forensic, or legal, rhetoric, the speaker addresses a jury or judge selected to adjudicate issues surrounding a past event. Through pro and con argumentation by prosecution and defense (forensic ...
hermeneutics

hermeneutics  

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The branch of knowledge that deals with interpretation, especially of the Bible or literary texts.
law

law  

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N.1 The enforceable body of rules that govern any society. See also common law; natural law.2 One of the rules making up the body of law, such as an Act of Parliament.
Manoel de Sá

Manoel de Sá  

(c.1530–96), Portuguese Jesuit. In 1595 he published Aphorismi Confessariorum, a manual of casuistry in dictionary form. It was put on the Index in 1603 for allowing confession and absolution to be ...
moral theology

moral theology  

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The study of moral questions and the foundations of morality in the light of Christian belief. From earliest times Christian thinkers were concerned with questions of morality, but moral theology ...
phronēsis

phronēsis  

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(Greek, intelligence, prudence)Practical wisdom, or knowledge of the proper ends of life, distinguished by Aristotle from theoretical knowledge and mere means-end reasoning, or craft, and itself a ...
Stasis

Stasis  

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The theory of stasis (Lat. status or constitutio) develops a system designed to assist rhetors in identifying the central issues in given controversies, and in finding the appropriate argumentative ...
Topics

Topics  

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The term topics, which derives from a Greek word meaning “having to do with commonplaces,” was the title given to classical and medieval collections of generally accepted arguments or set ...
William Ames

William Ames  

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(1576–1633), English Calvinist moral theologian. At Cambridge he became an extreme Puritan. He took a prominent part in the Remonstrant controversies in the Netherlands and in 1622 he became ...

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