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Style Guide

University of Divinity Style Guide


The University of Divinity is committed to the use of one basic referencing style for theology courses, which is based on the latest version of the Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed. 2017). The online version of the latest volume, The Chicago Manual of Style Onlineis available to access by all members of the University of Divinity.

This Style Guide is approved by the University's Dean of Academic Programs. If you have questions about the Style Guide, or would like to make suggestions for how it could be improved, please contact University Librarian Kerrie Burn

The University of Divinity Style Guide has 3 parts:
I.     Guide to Referencing
         1.  Scholarly Works
        2. Other Sources
        3.  Ancient Text
        4.  Bible
        5.  Church and Government Documents

II.    Academic Writing
III.   Presenting Assignments

A printable PDF version of the Style Guide is available below. Please note that in study areas such as counselling and education, another form of referencing may be required (e.g. APA). Students should consult with the unit lecturer for more information.

Additional resources that may be useful include:

  1. Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertation: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers. 9th ed. Revised by Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb. Joseph M. Williams, Joseph Buzup, William T. FitzGerald and the University of Chicago Press editorial staff, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. (Available in libraries)
  2. The Chicago Manual of Style. Seventeenth ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. (Available in libraries)
  3. The Chicago Manual of Style (Turabian) Quick Citation Guide 
  4. APA Style Reference Guide for Journal Articles, Books, and Edited Book Chapters, APA Style 7th Edition