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Definition of "metanoia" [metanoia]

  • A fundamental change of mind. (noun)
  • Spiritual conversion. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "metanoia" in a sentence
  • "Consequently I do not hesitate to say that the Reformation, in rejecting contrition, cavilling over the word metanoia, attributing to faith alone the virtue of justification, deconsecrating repentance in short, took a step backward and utterly failed to recognize the law of progress."
  • "None of this is metanoia, which is Greek for 'conversion', as in conversion of hearts and minds."
  • ""metanoia" -- that it was "re-thinking" and not "penance" -- and he grasped a new view of God there."