Not sure if this is the appropriate place to ask, but here goes nothing. I looking over God is Not Great and I'm curious about the referencing style that is used.

When you go to the reference page it is sorted by chapters and then it lists then the references for each particular chapter and the page where the reference can be found.

For example:

Chapter Eight

[p. 110] For H.L. Mencken's assessment of the New Testament, see his Treatise on the Gods (Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1997) p. 179.

And it would continue citing all references for chapter 8. Then it would say: Chapter 9 and list all references for chapter nine and so on.

I just really like that referencing style. It makes everything really easy to find since it lists both the chapter and page where the references is found. So does anyone know what referencing style this is? I'm not familiar with it. Is it perhaps a modified version of something.

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I think it is a Harvard referencing style which is most popular today. There was a time that the reference was given by text and list at the bottom of each page as you read your subject matter. This has changed today to a listing in order at the end of each chapter and it cites the individual pages where a reference occurs within that chapter. This is neat and concise and shows me that the writer did his homework and knew what he was talking about. He is then able to cite other works where you compare his subject matter with that of a previous writer. To me this gives the work much more credibility.


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