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Lying and perjury in medieval practical thought : a study in the history of casuistry

Author: Emily Corran
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This text investigates questions on lying and perjury as they were discussed in the Middle Ages, showing that while the word for this practical moral theology - casuistry - was not invented until the Renaissance, the practice of this genre of medieval academic thought was widespread, especially in works produced for priests hearing confessions.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Corran
ISBN: 0198828888 9780198828884
OCLC Number: 1027812523
Description: 198 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction1: Equivocation and Casuistry: An Idea and its Genres2: The Early Casuistry of Lying and Perjury3: Moral Dilemmas: Peter the Chanter's Summa de Sacramentis et Animae Consiliis4: Lying and Perjury in Confessors' Manuals: Continuities in Casuistical Thought5: Theoretical Problems and Authoritative Voices: Pastoral Thought on Concealment in the Theology Faculties of the Late Thirteenth Century6: Some Comments on Later Casuistry and 'Jesuitical' EquivocationConclusionAppendix: Texts and TranslationsBibliography
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