Idem

As CMS §14.30 notes, the word idem (“the same”) has sometimes been used to replace an author’s name when it occurs multiple times in a footnote.

8. Stephen D. Moore, The Bible in Theory: Critical and Postcritical Essays, RBS 57 (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2010); idem, Untold Tales from the Book of Revelation: Sex and Gender, Empire and Ecology, RBS 79 (Atlanta: SBL Press, 2014).

As noted in this post, however, SBL Press discourages the use of idem. Instead, repeat the author’s last name.

8. Stephen D. Moore, The Bible in Theory: Critical and Postcritical Essays, RBS 57 (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2010); Moore, Untold Tales from the Book of Revelation: Sex and Gender, Empire and Ecology, RBS 79 (Atlanta: SBL Press, 2014).

When the author of an essay is also an editor of the volume in which it appears, repeat the full name, not just the last name, in the “edited by” statement.

9. Alan H. Cadwallader, “One Grave, Two Women, One Man: Complicating Family Life at Colossae,” in Stones, Bones, and the Sacred: Essays on Material Culture and Ancient Religion in Honor of Dennis E. Smith, ed. Alan H. Cadwallader, ECL 21 (Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016), 159.

or

9. James R. Harrison, “Introduction: Excavating the Urban Life of Roman Corinth,” in The First Urban Churches 2: Roman Corinth, ed. James R. Harrison and L. L. Welborn, WGRWSup 8 (Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016), 44.

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