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.