(1550, Cordoba – May 19, 1610, Granada), Jesuit (from 1567) moral theologian. His three-volume treatment of marriage became a standard work, although its open and detailed description drew censure. He anticipated the modern view that not every instance of marital intercourse need be intended for procreation. Jansenists accused him of laxism.
Works include: Disputationum de sancto matrimonii sacramento... libri 10, 3 vols., 1602–1605
Opus morale in praecepta Decalogi, 2 vols., 1613–1621
On Sanchez: BCJ 7, 1896, 530–537, suppl. no.…