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Contrition is an extreme sorrow for having sinned with a deep repentance concerning that sin. In Roman Catholicism, contrition also adds the idea of a strong desire to not sin again because of one's love for God 1.

  • 1. McKim, Donald K, Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms, Louisville, KT: Westminster John Knox Press, 1996. pg 61.

About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.