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I. Religious Studies – II. Judaism – III. Christianity – IV. Islam

I. Religious Studies

Casuistry (from Lat. casus, “case”) is a method of practical and dialectical reasoning and argumentation in which the formulation of a specific case that is perceived to be problematic is followed by the application of general moral principles, norms, and guidelines to the specific case at hand. The purpose of this method is to arrive, under changed and changing circumsta…

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Beck, Herman L., Herrmann, Klaus, Molinski, Waldemar, Herms, Eilert and Krawietz, Birgit, “Casuistry”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 July 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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