Resources for Graduate Study & Writing

compiled by Dr. Jeff Childers

The following will guide you in writing papers according to the correct GST style:

Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 7th ed.  Chicago: University of Chicago, 2007.

Alexander, Patrick H., et al, eds., The SBL Handbook of Style. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 1999).

Some professors specify SBL style; others require Turabian.  If you are unsure, don’t hesitate to ask them.

For examples of Turabian writing style, Click Here To see examples of the most common citations in SBL form Click Here.

The following is recommended as a source of guidance in writing papers:

Vyhmeister, Nancy Jean. Quality Research Papers. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2008.

Yaghjian, Lucretia B. Writing Theology Well. NY:Continuum, 2006.

NOTE especially these  Student Resources

The following is recommended as an overview of the range of literature available in theological studies:

Stewart, David R. The Literature of Theology: a Guide for Students and Pastors. Revised edition. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2003.

The following is recommended for those seeking in-depth guidance in building their personal libraries:

David R. Bauer, An Annotated Guide to Biblical Resources for Ministry. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2003.

This links to the ACU Online Distance Education Library Portal.  Including video tutorials for online students.