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Author Corran, Emily, author

Title Lying and perjury in Medieval practical thought : a study in the history of casuistry / Emily Corran
Published Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018
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Contents Introduction -- Equivocation and casuistry -- The early casuistry of lying and perjury -- Moral dilemmas -- Lying and perjury in confessors' manuals -- Theoretical problems and authoritative voices -- Some comments on later casuistry and 'Jesuitical' equivocation
Summary This book 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed September 5, 2018)
Subject Applied ethics
Casuistry -- History -- To 1500
Perjury -- History -- To 1500
Applied ethics.
PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191867357
0192564048 (electronic bk.)
9780192564047 (electronic bk.)