Imperfect Contrition
Imperfect Contrition
Also called 'imperfect contrition.' Definition, its relation to sacramental penance, and moral considerations

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  • Imperfect contrition — (also known as attrition) in Catholic theology is a desire not to sin for a reason other than love of God. Imperfect contrition is contrasted with perfect contrition. While attrition does not produce justification, it disposes the soul to receive …   Wikipedia

  • imperfect contrition. — See under contrition (def. 2). * * * …   Universalium

  • imperfect contrition. — See under contrition (def. 2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Contrition — • Lat. contritio, a breaking of something hardened Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Contrition     Contrition     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Contrition, Imperfect — • Also called imperfect contrition. Definition, its relation to sacramental penance, and moral considerations Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Contrition — Saint Peter Repentant 1823 25 , Goya Contrition or contriteness[1] (from the Latin contritus ground to pieces, i.e. crushed by guilt) is sincere and complete remorse (i.e. regret with a sense of guilt) for sins one has committed. The remorseful… …   Wikipedia

  • contrition — /keuhn trish euhn/, n. 1. sincere penitence or remorse. 2. Theol. sorrow for and detestation of sin with a true purpose of amendment, arising from a love of God for His own perfections (perfect contrition), or from some inferior motive, as fear… …   Universalium

  • contrition — /kənˈtrɪʃən/ (say kuhn trishuhn) noun 1. sincere penitence. 2. Theology sorrow for and detestation of sin with a true purpose of amendment, arising from a love of God for His own perfections (perfect contrition), or from some inferior motive, as… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Contrition — Con*tri tion, n. [F. contrition, L. contritio.] 1. The act of grinding or ribbing to powder; attrition; friction; rubbing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The breaking of their parts into less parts by contrition. Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. The state …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Perfect contrition — in Catholic theology is a sorrow for sins which is motivated from the love of God. It contrasts with imperfect contrition, or attrition, a sorrow arising from a less pure motive, such as fear of Hell. It is the motive for sorrow rather than the… …   Wikipedia

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