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Style Manuals and Citation Policies

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Bethany’s collected style manuals represents the culmination of several different efforts to bring consistency and provide guidelines for all of Bethany’s written works. These guidelines apply to works written by students or faculty, whether they are published in print, electronically, or on the web, and whether they are meant primarily as academic works, for communication with various constituencies of Bethany, or for sharing within our community.

Each of the following five style manuals carry a different, albeit complimentary, focus. Each of these separate guidelines has received its own formal approval, whether by faculty, the administrative team, or the publications committee. Here are all five for individual reference:

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 choose to require other citation styles (APA, Chicago, SBL, etc.) in their courses, but must state this explicitly on course syllabi.

For more information on Bethany's style and citation style, please contact:

Steven SchweitzerSteven Schweitzer, Academic Dean   765-983-1815



Jenny WilliamsJenny Williams, Director of Communications     765-983-1825



Enten EllerEnten Eller, Director of Electronic Communication and Educational Technology         765-983-1831

Sue Ross
Master of Arts '08

SueAbout eight years ago, everywhere I turned, I felt a nudge and heard a voice to study and learn about God. I would hear it in discussions with friends, in sermons, in song, in prayers, and in silence. I wanted to ignore that voice because I had a full-time job in the business world that I enjoyed. However, God's voice never stopped, so I enrolled at Bethany Theological Seminary. It all started as a very personal reason with no expectation of using a degree but simply a way to experience God.