Bethany’s approved style manuals represent the culmination of efforts to bring consistency and provide guidelines for all written works by faculty and students.
- Print and electronic
- Academic works
- Communication with various constituencies of Bethany
- Works shared within our community
Each of the following style manuals has a different, albeit complimentary, focus and has received formal approval from the faculty or the Administrative Team:
- Bethany’s Writing Style Guidelines – following The Chicago Manual of Style for writing and The SBL Handbook of Style for religious terms
- Turabian Quick Reference Style Guide – following Turabian for student papers, which is based upon The Chicago Manual of Style
- Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Students and Fair Use Checklist – guidelines for appropriate use of copyrighted materials
- Style Guide for Electronic Documents – tips for effective electronic writing
It is of particular note for students that Bethany’s faculty has adopted the following Turabian Citation Style Policy:
The citation standard format for all written assignments, including essays, research papers, and theses, at Bethany Theological Seminary is the Notes-Bibliography style in the most recent edition of Kate Turabian’s A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing (Chicago: University of Chicago Press). Individual faculty may choose to follow the Parenthetical Citation-Reference List style presented in Turabian but must explicitly indicate this on course syllabi. Faculty also have the freedom to require other citation styles (APA, Chicago, SBL, etc.) in their courses but must state this explicitly on course syllabi.