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.