M.A. in Biblical Exegesis Writing Style Guide is the standard format guide for all papers in the program.
M.A. in Biblical Exegesis Style Guide
The accepted style guide for the M.A. in Biblical Exegesis is the guide professors will expect to use consistently. Unless given other directions by a course syllabus or a professor, papers must conform to this style guide.
This style guide is meant to provide a standard for the consistent formatting and style of papers in the Wheaton College Graduate School M.A. in Biblical Exegesis program. The citation and bibliography style in this style guide follows Turabian at many points, the SBL Handbook at several points, and departs from both on occasion. The style guide is a revision of the Dissertation Style Guide used by the Ph.D. in Biblical and Theological Studies program and are unique to Wheaton’s programs.
Students may choose to format their papers according to any version of the M.A. style guide, including or subsequent to the version under which they entered the program, without having to switch to that year’s handbook. However, they must remain consistent in their application of that style guide. It is the student’s responsibility to understand and apply the version of the style guide he or she chooses to use. Style and format issues not covered in this style guide may be treated in The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010) and the SBL Handbook. Students should also be aware of professors’ personal stylistic preferences within the guidelines offered here.