Of Patience
Of Patience
Tertullian

Translated by Rev. S. Thelwall
Table of Contents


Title Page

Chapter I.--Of Patience Generally; And Tertullian's Own Unworthiness to Treat of It.

Chapter II.--God Himself an Example of Patience.

Chapter III.--Jesus Christ in His Incarnation and Work a More Imitable Example Thereof.

Chapter IV.--Duty of Imitating Our Master Taught Us by Slaves Even by Beasts. Obedient Imitation is Founded on Patience.

Chapter V.--As God is the Author of Patience So the Devil is of Impatience.

Chapter VI.--Patience Both Antecedent and Subsequent to Faith.

Chapter VII.--The Causes of Impatience, and Their Correspondent Precepts.

Chapter VIII.--Of Patience Under Personal Violence and Malediction.

Chapter IX.--Of Patience Under Bereavement.

Chapter X.--Of Revenge.

Chapter XI.--Further Reasons for Practising Patience. Its Connection with the Beatitudes.

Chapter XII.--Certain Other Divine Precepts The Apostolic Description of Charity. Their Connection with Patience.

Chapter XIII.--Of Bodily Patience.

Chapter XIV.--The Power of This Twofold Patience, the Spiritual and the Bodily Exemplified in the Saints of Old.

Chapter XV.--General Summary of the Virtues and Effects of Patience.

Chapter XVI.--The Patience of the Heathen Very Different from Christian Patience Theirs Doomed to Perdition. Ours Destined to Salvation.

Elucidations.




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