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Instructions for Authors

1. General information

Manuscripts must conform to the requirements below. A copy in electronic format (Microsoft Word, and pdf if the manuscript contains foreign languages such as Greek or Hebrew) to be sent to the coordinator.

Manuscripts must be accompanied by a statement of originality. Do not submit a manuscript that is being simultaneously submitted to another journal or publication.

If the article is accepted for publication, the author will be sent a copyright permission form, to be signed and dated. The author should retain a copy and return one to the coordinator.

 

2. Form of the manuscript

Use inclusive language for a generically individual person or a group of people, for example, “person,” “human being,” “people,” “human family,” “humanity,” “humankind.”

Author’s name, mailing address, and e-mail address should be placed at the end of the manuscript.

Use double-spacing, 12-point font, preferably Times New Roman.

Use footnotes rather than endnotes. (Preferably no appended bibliography, no abstract, no author biography.)

 

3. Bibliographical references

Use the full first name of an author for the first reference, the surname always in small capitals.

Use the full title of the book or article for the first reference, both title and subtitle italicized. In

subsequent notes, use only the surname followed by an abbreviated title and page number(s). (Do

not use ibid., op. cit., loc. cit., or ff.)

Samples:

1. Kenneth MELCHIN, Living with Other People: An Introduction to Christian Ethics Based

on Bernard Lonergan (Ottawa: Novalis, 1998) 35.

6. [subsequent footnote:] MELCHIN, Living with Other People, 56–57.

9. [subsequent footnote:] MELCHIN, Living with Other People, 135.

3.1 Books

First name, NAME, Title: Subtitle of Book (Series, no; Place of publication [for USA: add

abbreviated name of state, e.g., NY, ME, GA, etc]: Publisher, date) page number(s).

Samples:

1. Nicholas Thomas WRIGHT, Paul: In Fresh Perspective (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress,

2005) 25–30.

2. Oliver DAVIES—Paul D. JANZ—Clemens SEDMAK, Transformation Theology: Church

in the World (New York / London: T & T Clark / Continuum, 2007).

3. Ivo BROSENS (ed.), The Challenge of Reproductive Medicine at Catholic Universities:

Time to Leave the Catacombs (Leuven: Peeters, 2006).

4. David C. ALEXANDER, Augustine’s Early Theology of the Church: Emergence and

Implications, 386–391, (Patristic Studies, 9; New York, Washington, D.C. / Baltimore, MD /

Bern / Frankfurt am Main / Berlin / Brussels / Vienna / Oxford: Peter Lang, 2008).

5. Medard KEIL—Werner LOSËR (eds.), The von Balthasar Reader, trans. Robert J. DALY—

Fred LAWRENCE (New York, NY: Crossroad, 1982) 370.

3.2 Articles in Periodicals

First name, NAME, “Title: Subtitle,” in Journal volume (year) page number(s).

Samples:

1. John VAN DEN HENGEL, “In Memory of Paul Ricoeur, 1913–2005,” in Theoforum 36

(2005) 267–277.

2. David LANDRY—Ben MAY, “Honor Restored: New Light on the Parable of the Prudent

Steward (Luke 16:1-8a),” in Journal of Biblical Literature 119 (2000) 287–309.

3. Elias EL-HAYEK, “La liturgie pénitentielle des Églises syriaque et copte,” in Logos 43–45

(2002–2004) 308.

3.3 Articles in Collections and Festschriften

First name, NAME, “Title of contribution,” in First Name, NAME (ed.) Title: Subtitle (Series, no.;

Place of publication: Publisher, date) page(s).

Samples:

1. James A. SANDERS, “Intertextuality and Canon,” in Stephen L. COOK—S. C. WINTER

(eds.), On the Way to Nineveh: Studies in Honor of George M. Landes (ASOR Books, 4; Atlanta,

GA: Scholars Press, 1999) 316–333.

2. Hans Dieter BETZ, “Apostle,” in David Noel FREEDMAN (ed.), The Anchor Bible

Dictionary, Vol. 1 (New York, NY: Doubleday, 1992) 309–311.