Research Methods

SBL Press recommends that scholarly research methods be lowercased unless they are part of an academic department, bibliographic reference, or program unit name.


canonical criticism

feminist criticism

form criticism

ideological criticism

rhetorical criticism

reception history

social-scientific criticism

sociorhetorical interpretation

source criticism

womanist interpretation


Asian and Asian American Hermeneutics (program unit)

Department of Reception History (academic department)

Womanist Interpretations of the Bible: Expanding the Discourse (book title)

Acronyms based on these methods should be in all caps. For example:

SRI sociorhetorical interpretation

For guidelines on how to format program units, meetings, and fields of study, see our post here.

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