Like Ames, Hale elsewhere labels the acts of conscience as synteresis
(general principle), syneidesis (minor premise), epicrisis (concluding judgment).
In a peculiar interlude, tyrannized by pleonasm, Albioni tries also to stammer out something about "a religion of listening"; there is also, however, a direct quotation from Dalgarno that doesn't seem unworthy of its commentator: "I am at once prey to synteresis
and the confessional.
Radically departing from the ancient and medieval conviction that humans possesses a synteresis
theobgia, a spark of the divine from which a jumpstart of grace can initiate the pilgrim toward the heavenly journey, Luther affirms that it is God's grace and love which properly order us to God.
In a similar vein, the seventeenth-century Protestant casuist William Ames observes that the operation of conscience is tripartite, or syllogistic: "That which doth dictate or giue the proposition is called Synteresis
, by the Schoolmen Synderesis.