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Author: Perrault, Nicholas, ca. 1611-1661.
Title: The Jesuits morals collected by a doctor of the colledge of Sorbon in Paris who hath faithfully extracted them out of the Jesuits own books which are printed by the permission and approbation of the superiours of their society ; written in French and exactly translated into English.
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Print source: The Jesuits morals collected by a doctor of the colledge of Sorbon in Paris who hath faithfully extracted them out of the Jesuits own books which are printed by the permission and approbation of the superiours of their society ; written in French and exactly translated into English.
Perrault, Nicholas, ca. 1611-1661., Tonge, Ezerel, 1621-1680.

London: Printed for John Starkey, 1670.
Alternate titles: Morale des jésuites. English
Attributed by Wing and NUC pre-1956 imprints to Nicholas Perrault.
Translation by Ezerel Tonge. Cf. Halkett & Laing, 2nd ed.
Reproduction of original in the Cambridge University Library and British Library.
Subject terms:
Jesuits -- Rules.
Jesuits -- Spiritual life.
Christian ethics -- Catholic authors.

title page
A Catalogue of Books Printed for John Starkey Book-seller, at the Miter in Fleet-street near Temple-Bar.
AN ADVERTISEMENT Concerning the Publication of this Work.
The Preface of the Author.
The Design and Order of this Work.
The Necessity and Utility of this Work.
Reasons wherefore we take the Morals of the Jesuits for the Subject of this Book rather than those of other Casuists.
The Order of the Matters of this Book.
THE FIRST BOOK. Of the Internal and External Principles of Sin.
The First Part. Of the Internal Principles of Sin.
The Second Part of the First Book. Of the external Principles of Sin.
The Second Book. Of the Inward and Outward Remedies of Sin.
The First Part. Of the Inward Remedies of Sin.
The Second Part of the Second Book. Of the Outward Remedies of Sin.
THE FIRST BOOK. Of the Inward and Outward Principles of SIN.
THE FIRST PART: Of the Inward Principles of Sin.
CHAPTER I. Of Lust in general.
ARTICLE I. Of Hatred. That the Divinity of the Jesuits entertains aversions against our Neighbour: that it permits to wish, and do him ill, and even to kill him, though it be for temporal concernments; yea, though also you be assured that in killing him you damn him.
ARTICLE II. Of Pride. That the Jesuits countenance Pride and Vanity in all sorts of persons, even in the most Holy actions: and that according to their Divinity it is almost impossible to sin mortally by pride or vanity.
ARTICLE III. Of Fleshly pleasure, and dishonesty.
I. POINT. Of dishonest Discourses, Looks, and Touches.
II. POINT. Of the Ministers and Panders in the trade of Whoredom, such as they are who carry messages, bear letters, appoint meetings to debauched Women, or who lodge or protect them.
III. POINT. Of dishonest thoughts and desires: Of Fornication, Adultery, and other such like sins, and of the pleasure that may be taken therein.
ARTICLE IV. Of Gluttony. The opinions of the Jesuits concerning the excesse of Eating and Drinking, and the bad effects which arise therefrom.
THE SUMME Of the foregoing ARTICLE.
ARTICLE V. Of Covetousness.
I. POINT. That the Jesuits authorize all sorts of ways to get wealth; [ 760] and dispense with restitution of what is procured by the most unjust and infamous ways.
II. POINT. Divers motives and particular expedients to dispense with restitution, though a man be obliged thereto.
ARTICLE VI. Unfaithfulness.
I. POINT. Of diverse sorts of unfaithfulness, and of deceit, which may be committed in things by altering them, [ 940] selling them by false weights and measures, and taking those which are anothers without his privity.
II. POINT. Of Infidelity in Promises and Oaths.
SECT. I. Several ways of mocking God and Men without punishment, and without Sin, according to the Jesuits, in promising that which they never intend to do, and not doing that which they have promised, although they are ob∣liged thereto by Vow and by Oath.
SECT. II. The contrivance of the Jesuits to elude vows made unto God, promises and oaths made to a Confessors, and to lye and deceive even in confession.
III. POINT. Of Unfaithfulness in conversation, and common discourse.
SECT, I. An expedient which the Jesuits give for to deceive the World, and to take a false Oath, even before a Judge, without perjury.
SETC. II. Rules and Examples of equivocation taken out of the Books of the Jesnits.
SECT. III. When and on what occasions one may make use of equivocations.
SECT. IV. The Jesuits method to frame equivocations, and to use them commodiously.
SECT. V. The method of the same Jesuits, [ 1520] to hinder their equivocations from being ever discovered, and that no person may be deprived of his liberty to make use of them.
The last ARTICLE. A general proof that the Jesuitical Authors favour and nourish the lust of men in all things; and the common principle from which they draw all that they say in favour of it.
CHAP. II. Of Sins in habit, or habitual Sins. That there is scarcely any habitual Sins, according to the Jesuits; [ 1770] and that custom of sinning may make a man uncapable of sinning.
CHAP. III. Of Sins of Ignorance. That Ignorance excuses sins committed without knowing them; [ 1840] and even those which are committed afterwards: And that there is properly no sins of Ignorance, according to the Jesuits.
CHAP. IV. Of good and bad intention.
ARTICLE I. That the Jesuits teach that we may fulfil the Commandments of God and the Church, not onely without intention, [ 2060] but with an intent contrary and altogether criminal.
ARTICLE II. That according to the Divinity of the Jesuits we sin not if we have not an intention to sin.
CHAP. V. Of the matter of Sin.
ARTICLE I. That the Jesuits enhanse and debase as they please the goods of this world, which are the usual object or matter of sin; and so nourish vice, and dispense with the Law of God.
ARTICLE II. The consequence and explication of the same subject by two examples, and two sequels which the Jesuits draw from their principles concerning the matter of sin.
THE SECOND PART OF THE FIRST BOOK. Of the eternal principles of Sin. That the Jesuits nourish them that they may gratifie the passions of men, and by consequence excite them to Sin.
CHAP. I. Of the maximes of reason and humane authority.
ARTICLE I. The Jesuits make profession to follow novel maximes, and to contemn tradition and antiquity.
ARTICLE II. Of the Doctrine of Probability.
I. POINT. The principal maximes of the Jesuits concerning probability.
SECT. I. The opinion of Layman, and of Azor, concerning probability.
SETC. II. The opinions of other Jesuits conformable to the proceeding for making all things probable, and to give liberty to follow all sorts of opinions.
SECT. III. The opinion of Sanchez concerning the probability of opinions.
II. POINT. The pernicious consequences and effects of the Jesuits Doctrine of probability.
SECT. I. That the Jesuits Doctrine of probability favours disorderly persons, libertins, and infideles.
SECT. II. That this Doctrine of Probability favours the Heretiques, and nourisheth them in Heresie.
SECT. III. That the Jesuits Doctrine of Probability destroys the Commands of God and the Church, and teaches to clude all Laws Divine and Humane, even that which forbids to do unto others that which we would not have done unto our selves.
SECT. IV. That the Jesuits Doctrine of Probability, ruines entirely the Authority of the Church, of Pastors, and Superiors of all sorts.
SECT. V. That an opinion probable being once received, all the Prelates of the Church, and all the men in the World, cannot hinder that it should be probable, and safe in conscience, according to the Jesuits.
ARTICLE III. That the Divinity of the Jesuits is obsequious and mercenary.
ARTICLE IV. That the Jesuits Divinity is subject to contradictione, and change in opinions.
CHAP. II. Of Evil Customs. That the Jesuits allow those which corruption hath introduced into all sorts of conditions, and make use of them to excuse sins and vices.
CHAP. III. Of the Occasions of Sin. That the Jesuits retain men in them, and that according to their maxims there can be no next occasions of Sin.
An ABRIDGEMENT of the Doctrine of the JESƲITS, about the next occasions of Sin.
THE LAST CHAPTER. Of the Accessaries of Sin.
THE SECOND BOOK Of the Inward and Outward Remedies of SIN.
THE FIRST PART. Of the Inward Remedies of Sin.
CHAPTER I. Of the Grace of Jesus Christ.
ARTICLE I. That the Jesuits destroy the Grace of Jesus Christ by their Divinity.
ARTICLE II. That Jesus Christ might have sinned, might have been subject unto vices, might have fallen into errour and folly, according to the Jesuits Divinity.
CHAPTER II. Of Repentance.
ARTICLE I. Of Sorrow for Sin. That according to the Jesuits we may be justified by the Sacrament of Penance by a natural sorrow, and even without any true sorrow for sin.
THE SUM Of the Doctrine of the Jesuits related in this Chapter, [ 20440] concerning the sorrow which is necessary to blot out sins in the Sacrament of Penance.
ARTICLE II. Of Confession and Accusation of Sins. That the Jesuits do destroy the integrity thereof.
ARTICLE III. Of Absolution. That the Jesuits make it depend on the Opinion and the Will of the Penitent, rather than the Disposition and Judgment of the Confessor.
ARTICLE IV. Of Satisfaction. That the Divinity of the Jesuits destroys this part of Penance.
ARTICLE V. Rules of Conduct for a Confessor according to the Jesuits.
I. POINT. Rules to examine Penitents according to the Jesuits.
II. POINT. Of the Advice which a Confessor ought to give his Penitent according to the Jesuits.
III. POINT. Of the inward Disposition of the Penitent, and of sorrow for sin according to the Jesuits.
IV. POINT. Rules for imposing Penance or Satisfaction according to the Jesuits.
V. POINT. Rules of the same Jesuits for giving Absolution.
VI. POINT. The Jesuits Advice to Penitents to make the yoke of Confession sweet and easte.
CHAPTER III. Of Prayer. That the Jesuits destroy Prayer, in teaching that the Laity and the Ec∣clesiasticks themselves may satisfie their obligation to Prayer by praying without attention, without reverence, and even with volun∣tary distraction, and diverting themselves with all sorts of wicked thoughts.
CHAPTER IV. Of Good Works. That the Jesuits Maxims destroy them.
CHAPTER V. Of the Sacraments.
ARTICLE. I. Of Baptism and Confirmation.
I. POINT. That the Jesuits take away the necessity of Baptism; and destroy the dispositions required thereto.
II. POINT. That the Jesuits divert the Faithful from Confirmation, by discharging them from the Obligation to receive it.
ARTICLE II. Of the Eucharist and Penance. What sort of Dispositions the Jesuits demand for these two Sacra∣ments, and that they teach men to prophane them by Sacriledge.
ARTICLE. III. Of the Sacrament of Marriage.
ARTICLE IV. Of them who administer the Sacraments. That the Jesuits permit Priests to administer the Sacraments, to say Mass, and to preach, principally for vain glory or lucre of money, and in an estate of mortal sin.
THE SECOND PART OF THE SECOND BOOK. Of the Outward Remedies of SIN. That the Divinity of the Jesuits abolishes or corrupts them.
CHAPTER I. Of the Corruption of Scripture. That the Jesuits corrupt the Scriptures divers ways.
CHAPTER II. Of the Commandments of God.
ARTICLE I. Of the first Commandment, which is that of Love and Charity.
I. POINT. Of the Command to love God.
SECTION I. That there is no Command to love God, according to the Maxims of the Jesuits Divinity.
SECTION II. That according to Father Sirmond the Gospel speaks hardly any thing at all of Divine Love and Charity, and that Jesus Christ hath not much recommended it.
SECTION III. The mixture and agreement of Self-love with the Charity invented by Father Sirmond the Jesuit.
SECTION IV. The changing and transforming of Charity into Self-love by Father Sirmond.
II. POINT. That the Jesuits by destroying the Charity which man oweth unto God, destroy also that which he owes himself.
THE SUM Of the Doctrine of the Jesuits concerning the Love of Charity which a man owes unto God and to himself.
III. POINT. Of the Command to love our Neighbour, that the Jesuits utterly destroy it.
IV. POINT. That the Jesuits allow of Magick and Witcheraft.
ARTICLE II. THOU SHALT NOT SWEAR BY GOD IN VAIN. That the Jesuits destroy this Commandment by diminishing, excusing, weakning the sins of Swearing and Blaspheming.
ARTICLE IV. Of the Command of God: THOU SHALT NOT KILL. That the Jesuits absolutely overthrow this Commandment, and authorize all sorts of Murthers.
I. POINT. Lessius his Opinion concerning Murder.
SECTION I. How far he enlargeth the permission of Killing in defence of his own life: that he holds that a Priest at the Altar may break off the Sa∣crifice to kill him who assails him.
SECTION II. That according to Lessius it is lawful to kill in defence of our Honour.
SECTION III. That it is lawful to kill in defence of ones goods, according to Lessius.
II. POINT. The Opinions of Amicus concerning Murder respecting the Religious. That he permits them to kill in defence of their Honour, him who im∣peacheth them of false Crimes, or only threatens to discover those they have indeed committed.
III. POINT. The Opinions of other Jesuits concerning Murder.
IV. POINT. The Opinion of Escobar concerning Murder.
V. POINT. The Conformity of the Jesuits, who in our days have taught in their Colledges, with the more Ancient, in the Doctrine of Murder.
ARTICLE V. Of Ʋncleanness, which the Jesuits allow against the Command of God and natural Reason.
ARTICLE VI. Of Theft. That the Jesuits authorize it, and abolish the Commandment of God which forbids it.
CHAPTER III. Of the Commandments of the Church.
ARTICLE I. Of the Sanctification of Festival Days.
SECTION I. That the Jesuits despise the Authority of the Church, and destroy the Com∣mandment by which it forbids to work on Feast-days.
SECTION II. Expedients which the Jesuits propose to elude the Commandment which forbids working on Feast-days.
SECTION I. That for the Sanctification of the Lords-day it suffices, according to the Jesuits, to hear one low Mass; that we may hear it where we will, the whole or part, and at as many parcels as we please.
SECTION II. That according to the Jesuits the Precept of hearing Mass may be satis∣fied, by hearing them without internal Devotion, Attention, Inten∣tion, even with an express intent not to satisfie, and whilst we enter∣tain our selves alone or with others with other discourse and wicked and dishonest thoughts.
ARTICLE II. Of Fasting, and the Commandment to Fast.
I. POINT. That according to the Jesuits Divinity we may prevent the hour of Re∣past, make it as long and great as we please, eat more than on another day, and break out into all excess and intemperance, without breaking our Fast.
II. POINT. That according to the Jesuits Divinity we may on Fast-days drink as much as we please during our Refection, or after it, and take, every time we drink, a morsel of bread or some other thing, and be drunk also without intrenching on the Fast.
III. POINT. That according to the Jesuits Dispensations which they give in Fasting, hardly any person is obliged to Fast.
ARTICLE III. Of the Commandment to communicate at Easter, and of the Confession to be made every year. That according to the Jesuits Divinity these Commandments may be satisfied by true Sacriledges.
ARTICLE IV. That the Jesuits teach that the Church cannot command spiritual and internal Actions; that its Laws and Guidance are humane; that it is it self only a Politick Body.