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Theology Footnotes/Bibliographies: Models for Other Resources

Examples of all different sorts of citations formatted using Chicago Humanities/Turabian.

Other Common Resources

Other commonly cited resources in Theology that can pose formatting challenges are listed below.  They include:

  • Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica
  • Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics
  • Ancient Authors
  • Lectures and Class Lectures
  • Methodist Book of Discipline
  • Personal Communications and Interviews
  • Notes from Study Bibles

Specific Works

Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica

Modern publishers identify different parts of the Summa by Part, Question Number, and Answer, regardless of edition or format.  Therefore, we use this system of enumeration rather than page numbers.

Bibliography:  Aquinas, Thomas.  The Summa  Theologica.  Translated by the Fathers of the English Dominican Province.  New York:  Benziger Bros., 1947.

First full foot/endnote:  Thomas Aquinas, The Summa Theologica, trans. by the Fathers of the English Dominican Province (New York:  Benziger Bros., 1947), I-II, q. 23 a.4.

Subsequent foot/endnotesST I-II, q. 23, a. 4.

 

Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics

These examples present the model often found in the literature, with the translator omitted, and references to the specific volume and part designated by number only—rather than title.  This is a way to keep the citation to a manageable length yet still include the essential information.

Bibliography:  Barth, Karl.  Church Dogmatics.  Edited by G. W. Bromley and T. E. Torrance.  London;  T&T Clark International, 1957.  [for specific volumes, see chapter notes]

First full foot/endnote:  Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics, Vol. II, pt. 1 [or II/1 if you prefer], ed. by G. W. Bromley and T. E. Torrance (London: T&T Clark International, 1957), 43-51.

Subsequent foot/endnotes:  Barth, Church Dogmatics, II/1:43-51.

Miscellaneous Resources

Ancient Works

In ancient works, various sections are identified in the same way, regardless of edition.  In other words, a particular phrase by Flavius Josephus may occur on page 57 in the Penguin paperback edition, but fall on page 62 in Loeb Classic edition.  And in e-resources, the page number can be omitted altogether.  In all editions, however, that phrase will always fall in book 2, section 4, line 19. Therefore, cite the book, section, and line numbers.

Bibliography:  Polybius.  The Histories, Books 5-8. Translated by W. R. Paton, revised by Frank W. Walbank and Christian Habicht.  Loeb Classical Library 3.  Cambridge, MA:  Harvard University Press, 2011.

First full foot/endnote:  Polybius, The Histories, Books 5-8, trans.  W. R. Paton, rev. Frank W. Walbank and Christian Habicht, Loeb Classical Library 3 (Cambridge, MA:  Harvard University Press, 2011), bk. 5, sec. 16, line. 2 (the word “line” is spelled out to avoid confusion with the numeral 1.

Subsequent foot/endnotes:  Polybius, The Histories, 5.16.2. 

 

Lectures, including Class Lectures

Bibliography:  Elder, Jane. “Footnotes for Credo and Other Large Projects.” Class lecture presented at Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, TX, November 6, 2014.

First full foot/endnote:  Jane Elder, “Footnotes for Credo and Other Large Projects,” (class lecture presented at Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, TX, November 6, 2014).

Subsequent foot/endnotes:  Elder, “Footnotes for Credo.”

 

Methodist Book of Discipline

            Bibliography:  United Methodist Church.  The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church.  Nashville:  United Methodist Publishing House, 2016.

First full foot/endnote:  United Methodist Church, The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church (Nashville:  United Methodist Publishing House, 2016), ¶361.2.

Subsequent foot/endnotes:  ¶361.2 of The Book of Discipline 2016

 

Personal Communications and Interviews

Bibliography:  It is generally not necessary to cite personal communications in the bibliography.

First full foot/endnote:  Florence G. Hunter-Inks, email/Facebook/letter/whatever other format message to author, April 23, 2017.

Subsequent foot/endnotes:  Hunter-Inks to author, April 30, 2017.

 

Notes from Study Bibles

Bibliography:  Attridge, Harold W., Wayne A. Meeks, Jouette M. Bassler, Werner E. Lemke, Susan Niditch, and Eileen M. Schuller, eds. The HarperCollins Study Bible: New Revised Standard Version, Including the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books with Concordance. San Francisco:  HarperCollins, 2006. 

First full foot/endnote:  Harold W. Attridge, Wayne A. Meeks, Jouette M. Bassler, Werner E. Lemke, Susan Niditch, and Eileen M. Schuller, eds., The HarperCollins Study Bible: New Revised Standard Version, Including the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books with Concordance  (San Francisco:  HarperCollins, 2006), 1782n9:33. 

Subsequent foot/endnotes:  Attridge, et al., eds., HarperCollins Study Bible, 1782n9:33.

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