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noun - plural: concupiscences

  1. a desire for sexual intimacy

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  1. An ardent desire, especially sexual desire; lust.


"Concupiscence" is a composition.


Concupiscence is an ardent, usually sensual, longing. In Catholic theology, concupiscence has the name "Fomes peccati", as the selfish human desire for an object, person, or experience. For Christians, concupiscence is what they understand as the orientation, inclination or innate tendency of human beings to long for fleshly appetites, often associated with a desire to do things which are proscribed.

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Google previewFeasting on the Gospels--Luke, Volume 2 (2014)

A Feasting on the Word Commentary by Cynthia A. Jarvis, E. Elizabeth Johnson

Concupiscence is a rich concept, one that at times has been reduced to sexual desire, but more properly refers to inordinate desire of any kind—the...

As Paul Tillich put it, concupiscence is the desire to “cram the world into one's own mouth.

Google previewWho We are (1996)

Our Dignity as Human : a Neo-evangelical Theology by Paul King Jewett, Marguerite Shuster

Concupiscence is any compulsive urge to satiate one's desires, especially those fleshly desires pertaining to the sex impulse. When we succumb to such fleshly desires, we are out of control; the higher powers of reason and will are upset and ...

Google previewIn Adam's Fall (2011)

A Meditation on the Christian Doctrine of Original Sin by Ian A. McFarland

Concupiscence is the reason why postlapsarian human willing is inherently defective: because it is led by disordered desire. Human beings continue to will even apart from God's gift of grace (they would not be humanotherwise); buttheir ...

Google previewThe Thomist Tradition (2013)

by Brian J. Shanley

Concupiscence also means that man nevertheless has the task and obligation of working asymptotically toward such a unity, even though it can never be established completely in man's individual and collective history and within the course of ...

Google previewChristian Spirituality (1922)

On the other hand, the Manicheans are in error when they teach that concupiscence is an evil thing introduced into man by the principle of evil, and that thus is explained the antagonism between the flesh and the spirit. Fallen nature remains ...

Google previewSumma Theologica Part III ("Tertia Pars") (Extended Annotated Edition) (2012)

by St. Thomas Aquinas

In order to understand the question at issue, it must be observed that the fomes is nothing but a certain inordinate, but habitual, concupiscence of the sensitive appetite, for actual concupiscence is a sinful motion. Now sensual concupiscence is ...

Google previewAn Exposition Upon the Second Epistle General of St. Peter (1848)

by Thomas Adams

Original concupiscence is the seed of all sins in man: look how many sins there be in the world, so many lusts in the heart of man, l John ii. 16; the number of lusts is no less than the number of sins. Of actual lust, there be two degrees; sudden, ...

Google previewDo Christians Sin? (2013)

by Creation Liberty Evangelism, Christopher J.E. Johnson

- Romans 7:8-12 (Concupiscence is any lust of the flesh) Without the commandments ...

Google previewA Catholic Dictionary (1961)

by William E. Addis, Aeterna Press

CONCUPISCENCE. Concupiscence according to St. Thomas, 1, 2, qu. 30 a.2, is the appetite which tends to the gratification of the senses (“bonum delectabile absens”). This tendency is in itself neither good nor evil, because the object may be ...

Google previewThe Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)

by Tremper III Longman

CONCUPISCENCE A word that appears in the KJV and also in the Douay- Rheims Bible (an English translation of the Latin Vulgate), translating the Greek word epltlzymla, and is generally, and incorrectly, understood as lust. More accurately ...

Google previewDictionary of the Apostolic Church (1922)

by James Hastings, John Alexander Selbi, John Chisholm Lambert

concupiscence, this school distinctly teaches it while the other side denies it. The Reformers did not regard 'desire' viewed as a part of man's ideal nature as “evil'; but, as a matter of fact, in actual experience the desires are found to be evil.

Google previewThe Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)

An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church by Charles George Herbermann

Concupiscence in its widest acceptation is any yearning of the soul for good; in its strict and specific acceptation, a desire of the lower appetite contrary to reason . To understand how the sensuous and the rational appetite can be opposed, ...

Google previewThe Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy (2008)

by Nicholas Bunnin, Jiyuan Yu

concupiscence concurrence of God. “Conceptualism holds that there are universals but they are mind-made.” Quine, From a Logical Point of View concreta, see abstracta concrete/abstract, see abstract/concrete concrete concept , another ...

Google previewChambers's English Dictionary (1872)

Pronouncing, Explanatory, and Etymological; with Vocabularies of Scottish Words and Phrases, Americanisms, &c by James Donald (F.R.G.S.)

CONCUPISCENCE, kon-ku'pis-ens, n. Excessive desire for unlawful pleasure : lust. [From Concupiscent.] CONCUPISCENT, kon-ku'pis-ent, adj. Desiring unlawful pleasure : lustful : libidinous. [L. concu- piacauj -entis, pr.p. of concupisco ...

Google previewZondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2011)

by J. D. Douglas, Merrill C. Tenney

concupiscence. This English term (from Lat. concupiscere, “to desire intensely") ...

Google previewRaupo Pocket Dictionary Of Modern Maori (2009)

by P M Ryan

prurient, concupiscence ngākaukore apathy, fainthearted ngākaunui keen, proud, close tothe heart ngakeke creak ngaki(-a) cultivate, dig, avenge ngaki mate seekvengeance ngaki tarupull weeds ngaki- (prefix) intensifier (e.g. ngakimōwhiti ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, 2 Volume Set (2010)

by John Anthony McGuckin

Last Judgment Lateran Basilica Latin Church architecture concupiscence at Council of Florence Councils of ...

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