Escobar y Mendoza, Antonio (1589-1669), a Spanish casuist, born at Valladolid, and educated by the Jesuits, whose order he entered at an early age. He became renowned as ei. preacher, and preached daily for 50 years. His writings made 40 folio volumes. Among the chief of them are Summula Casuum Conscienticv, Liber Theologiee Moralis, and Universes Theologiee Morales Problemata. He also wrote some Latin poems. He was an advocate of the doctrine of expediency, and his views were attacked by Pascal in his Provincial Letters.