4) William Childers, "Hispanic Casuistry
Studies: room to Grow (review essay)," Hispanic Review vol.
Besides the American bishops whose views we have quoted above, several other bishops around the world are turning to a casuistry
of accommodation to address HIV preventive measures.
In closing, she avers that the scenes of casuistry
in action she explores with early-modern Spanish theater could help explain the "insecurity, the cynicism, even the morbid fatalism of the elusive but tantalizing 'Spanish soul.
Medusa's Gaze: Casuistry
and Conscience in the Renaissance (Stanford: Stanford UP, 1991), 142.
is a consideration of the situatedness of situations, a nod to the contingencies of life, and it is rhetorical in that it has the power to shape and alter our perception of "fitting" responses and propriety: "Because of the complexity of reality and the variation of circumstances, immutable laws are not immediately helpful in determining the disposition of a case.
turned out to be a balanced, thoughtful and thought-provoking film that did not endorse Power's actions in the slightest.
In his book Conscience and Its Problems: An Introduction to Casuistry
, Kenneth Kirk (1927/1999), an Anglican bishop, wrote that
In the believer's world, the world of authentic piety, the mediations (the cosmology, casuistry
, sacred writings, traditions of origin, institutional structure) are factually true.
The desperate casuistry
that underlies such a proposal indicates the true dilemma of a civilisation placing increasing emphasis on its religiosity at the same time as its hi-tech capacities push back the bounds of nature's domain.
Few realise (it is usually said to be anonymous) that the churchman Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667) in his Ductor Dubitantium 1:1:5, a compendium of Catholic and Protestant casuistry
, traces it back to a couplet by Ambrose: 'Si fueris Romae, Romano vivite more; /Si fueris alibi, vivite sicut ubi.
Yet they do their work in secret, their conversations and deliberations blanketed under layers of oaths all aimed at keeping everything secret (which caused not a little high-level casuistry
as they dealt with their eagerness to find a way to tell what they'd seen and heard).
Chapter 2 "Casuistry
and Eidoloclasm," the last of the three added chapters, introduces a typical De Quinceyan turn toward ambiguous and threatening opposites: casuistry
and eidoloclasm are "a negative inversion of 'Knowledge' and 'Power,'" used to evaluate (and attack) the reputations of Coleridge and Wordsworth (24).