Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
One that studies and settles cases of conscience. It is said that Escobar has made a collection of the opinions of all the casuists before him. M. Le Feore, preceptor of Louis XIII. called the books of the casuists the art of quibbling with God; which does not seem far from truth, by reason of the multitude of distinctions and sublicties they abound with. Mayer has published a bibliotheca of casuists, containing an account of all the writers on cases of conscience, ranged under three heads; at first comprehending the Lutheran, the second the Calvinist, and the third the Romish casuists.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Casuist'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/c/casuist.html. 1802.