Contrition
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The act of grinding or ribbing to powder; attrition; friction; rubbing.

2. (n.) The state of being contrite; deep sorrow and repentance for sin, because sin is displeasing to God; humble penitence; through repentance.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CONTRITE; CONTRITION

kon'-trit, kontrish'-un (dakka', "bruise"): Only in Old Testament (Psalm 34:18 Psalm 51:17 Isaiah 57:15); nakheh, "smitten" (Isaiah 66:2). Contrite, "crushed," is only the superlative of "broken"; "a contrite heart" is "a heart broken to pieces." In Holy Scripture, the heart is the seat of all feeling, whether joy or sorrow. A contrite heart is one in which the natural pride and self-sufficiency have been completely humbled by the consciousness of guilt. The theological term "contrition" designates more than is found in these passages. It refers to the grief experienced as a consequence of the revelation of sin made by the preaching of the law (Jeremiah 23:29). The Augsburg Confession (Article XII) analyzes repentance into two parts: "Contrition and faith," the one the fruit of the preaching of the law, the other of the gospel. While contrition has its degrees, and is not equal in all persons, the promise of forgiveness is not dependent upon the degree of contrition, but solely upon the merit of Christ. It is not simply a precondition of faith, but, as hatred of sin, combined with the purpose, by God's aid, to overcome it, grows with faith.

H. E. Jacobs

Library

Contrition.
... Contrition. Richard Hermit rehearses a ... tale of perfect contrition that
the same clerk Cesarius tells. He tells that a scholar ...
/.../rolle/the form of perfect living and other prose treatises/contrition.htm

On Contrition
... Lesson 18 ON CONTRITION. 195 Q. What is contrition or sorrow for sin? A.
Contrition or sorrow for sin is a hatred of sin and a true ...
/.../kinkead/baltimore catechism no 4/lesson 18 on contrition.htm

Whether it is Necessary to have Contrition for Each Mortal Sin?
... OF THE OBJECT OF CONTRITION (SIX ARTICLES) Whether it is necessary to have
contrition for each mortal sin? Objection 1: It would ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether it is necessary to 2.htm

Whether Contrition is an Act of virtue?
... OF THE PARTS OF PENANCE, IN PARTICULAR, AND FIRST OF CONTRITION (THREE ARTICLES)
Whether contrition is an act of virtue? Objection ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether contrition is an act.htm

Holy Exercises of Contrition.
... CERTAIN PATTERNS OF DEVOUT EXERCISES OF IMMEDIATE ACTS AND AFFECTIONS OF THE
WILL. HOLY EXERCISES OF CONTRITION. AN ADVICE TO THE READER. ...
/.../holy exercises of contrition.htm

Whether Contrition is an Assumed Sorrow for Sins, Together with ...
... OF THE PARTS OF PENANCE, IN PARTICULAR, AND FIRST OF CONTRITION (THREE ARTICLES)
Whether contrition is an assumed sorrow for sins, together with the purpose of ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether contrition is an assumed.htm

Whether Contrition is the Greatest Possible Sorrow in the World?
... OF THE DEGREE OF CONTRITION (THREE ARTICLES) Whether contrition is the greatest
possible sorrow in the world? ... Therefore contrition is not the greatest sorrow. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether contrition is the greatest.htm

Whether a Man is Bound to have Contrition for his Future Sins?
... OF THE OBJECT OF CONTRITION (SIX ARTICLES) Whether a man is bound to have
contrition for his future sins? Objection 1: It would ...
//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether a man is bound 8.htm

Whether Contrition Should be on Account of Original Sin?
... OF THE OBJECT OF CONTRITION (SIX ARTICLES) Whether contrition should be
on account of original sin? Objection 1: It would seem that ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether contrition should be on.htm

Whether Attrition Can Become Contrition?
... OF THE PARTS OF PENANCE, IN PARTICULAR, AND FIRST OF CONTRITION (THREE ARTICLES)
Whether attrition can become contrition? Objection ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether attrition can become contrition.htm

Thesaurus
Contrition (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CONTRITE; CONTRITION. ... The theological term
"contrition" designates more than is found in these passages. ...
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Contrite (5 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CONTRITE; CONTRITION. ... The theological term
"contrition" designates more than is found in these passages. ...
/c/contrite.htm - 9k

Thigh (38 Occurrences)
... To smite upon the thigh was a token of contrition (Jeremiah 31:19) or of terror
(Ezra 21:12). Burton Scott Easton. Multi-Version Concordance ...
/t/thigh.htm - 22k

Repentance (28 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary. (n.) The act of turning around an improper behavior;
sorrow for what one has done; especially, contrition for sin. Int. ...
/r/repentance.htm - 31k

Penitence (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) Sorrow for sins or faults with desire to make amends;
repentance; contrition. Multi-Version Concordance Penitence (1 Occurrence). ...
/p/penitence.htm - 6k

Brokenness (4 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) The state or quality of being broken; unevenness.
2. (n.) Contrition; as, brokenness of heart. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Contrived (1 Occurrence)

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Cain (18 Occurrences)
... Although his remonstrance against the severity of his sentence displays no genuine
contrition, still Yahweh in pity appoints a "sign" for his protection. ...
/c/cain.htm - 23k

Shame (412 Occurrences)
... awake, some to everlasting life and some to shame and everlasting contempt." From
one's own past there is no deliverance, save through contrition of spirit and ...
/s/shame.htm - 43k

Confession (22 Occurrences)
... of sin was demanded by the church as a condition of the absolution, and made an
element of penitence, which was analyzed into contrition, confession and ...
/c/confession.htm - 20k



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