Chapter I.--Introduction. Virginity Classified Under Three Several Species.
Chapter II.--The Blame of Our Misdeeds Not to Be Cast Upon God The One Power Which Rests with Man is the Power of Volition.
Chapter III.--Of Indulgence and Pure Volition. The Question Illustrated.
Chapter IV.--Further Remarks Upon the Apostle's Language.
Chapter V.--Unity of Marriage Taught by Its First Institution, and by the Apostle's Application of that Primal Type to Christ and the Church.
Chapter VI.--The Objection from the Polygamy of the Patriarchs Answered.
Chapter VII.--Even the Old Discipline Was Not Without Precedents to Enforce Monogamy But in This as in Other Respects, the New Has Brought in a Higher Perfection.
Chapter VIII.--If It Be Granted that Second Marriage is Lawful, Yet All Things Lawful are Not Expedient.
Chapter IX.--Second Marriage a Species of Adultery, Marriage Itself Impugned, as Akin to Adultery.
Chapter X.--Application of the Subject. Advantages of Widowhood.
Chapter XI.--The More the Wives, the Greater the Distraction of the Spirit.
Chapter XII.--Excuses Commonly Urged in Defence of Second Marriage Their Futility, Especially in the Case of Christians, Pointed Out.
Chapter XIII.--Examples from Among the Heathen, as Well as from the Church, to Enforce the Foregoing Exhortation.