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Use Arial – Font 12. Lines double spaced.

Please use endnotes. Do not add a bibliography. The endnotes should include all bibliographic information. See below for detailed formatting.


Main subheading: Lower case, Bold 14 point font. Single line gap before text.

Minor subheading if needed: Lower case, italic, 12 point font. No gap before text.

Book review:

John McKnight and Peter Block – The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and NeighborhoodsReview by Howard Lawrence


Short quotations can be included in the body of the text, using single speech marks. Longer quotations (3 lines or more) are indented and they are single-spaced. (Any personal interpolation should be indicated in square brackets to show that they are not part of the quoted matter). E.g. John Brown notes that ‘not all dogs have spots’.

Use single quotation marks, reserving double for quoted words within a quotation.

Use italics for titles: The New Parish.

Long quotations of three or more lines should be italicized, single spaced and indented but with no speech marks. For instance:

Save in two instances the word “world’ evidently means for the writer of this letter the whole society outside the church, in which however the believers live. The injunction to Christians is, “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.” The world appears as a realm under the power of evil; it is the region of darkness, into which the citizens of the kingdom of light must not enter; it is characterized by the prevalence in it of lies, hatred and murder; it is the heir of Cain.2


2 Niebuhr, Christ and Culture, 48.


Use italics for emphasis. Use single quotes if a word needs to be set apart from the text.


Please use endnotes, following the examples below for formatting:

[1] Hugh McLeod, “Introduction,” in The Decline of Christendom in Western Europe, 1750-2000, ed. Hugh McLeod and Werner Ustorf (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003), 18.

[1] See Schlossberg on the issue of evangelicalism as the founder and shaper of Victorian society. Herbert Schlossberg, The Silent Revolution and the Making of Victorian England, (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2000).

[1] See Roger Finke and Rodney Stark, “How the Upstart Sects Won America: 1776-1850,” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 28, 1 (1989) 27-44.

[1] Callum G. Brown, The Death of Christian Britain, (London: Routledge, 2001) 168.

[1] Brown, Death of Christian Britain, 1.

[1] David Runcorn, Spirituality Workbook: A Guide for Explorers, Pilgrims and Seekers, (London: SPCK, 2006), 43.

[1] Runcorn, Spirituality Workbook, 43.

[1] For example the Eden Network. (Last accessed 2.7.12)