Escobar, Anthony

, surnamed of Mendoza, a Spanish Jesuit, and famous casuist, who died July 4, 1669, aged eighty, is author of several theological works, in which he professes to smooth the way to salvation. His principles of morality have beeo turned into ridicule by the ingenious Pascal: they are convenient, he allows; but, says he, the gospel proscribes all conveniencies. The most known of his books are, 1. “His Moral Theology,Lyons, 1663, 7 vols. in folio; and, 2. “His Commentaries on the Holy Scriptures,Lyons, 1667, 9 vols. fol. 2


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