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Guide: How to cite a Religious text in Turabian 8th edition (full note) style

Use the following template to cite a religious text using the Turabian 8th edition (full note) citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the Turabian 8th edition (full note) style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Title,. City: Publisher, Year Published.


Bible Gateway,. Biblical Studies Press, 1996.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


Title (City: Publisher, Year Published).


Listen: You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High Bible Gateway (Biblical Studies Press, 1996).

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Cite A Religious text in Turabian 8th edition (full note) style

When citing the Bible and other sacred religious works, include a footnote, endnote, or parenthetical note and omit including a reference in the bibliography or reference list Use abbreviations for the name of the book, include chapter and verse numbers, and omit page numbers. Use Arabic numbers for chapters and verses and separate them with a colon. See the Manual for information about citing from different versions (pp. 189-90; 253-54).


General Format



Notes-Bibliography Style (p. 190):




      Note Number. Abbreviated Name of Book. Chapter Number: Verse Number.



4. 1 Thess. 4:11, 5:2-5, 5:14.



General Format


Author-Date Style (p. 253-54):


      Parenthetical Citation:


      (Abbreviated Book Title. Chapter Number: Verse Number)




      Parenthetical Entry:

     (1 Thess. 4:11, 5:2-5,5:14)




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