Indigenous Scholarship

We have strategic partnerships to support publication of Majority World Christian voices.

Supporting Scholars

Andrew Walls said that "Christian mission is not simply about the multiplication of the church; it is about the discipling of the nations. It is about the penetration of cultures and ways of thought by the word about Christ."

Theological Book Network strives to support indigenous scholarship by providing sought-after texts to faculty and scholars at partner schools. The books we provide help them to do research, translate texts, develop curricula, and produce contextually relevant scholarship. These outputs help the word of Christ penetrate more deeply into the ways, thoughts, and cultures of Majority World contexts, enriching the education of students to help them preach, teach, and live out the Gospel within indigenous contexts.


Past partnerships - CSAR

The Center for South Asia Research (CSAR) is a joint project of the Theological Book Network, the South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS), and ScholarLeaders International. The CSAR provides an opportunity for scholars from a broad spectrum of Christian traditions to gather for 4-6 months to research and write for the purpose of publishing material for dissemination in the Majority World and in the West.

The CSAR is housed on the campus of SAIACS in Bangalore, India. Participants receive a stipend and lodging. Scholars receive access to an advanced research library, working space, internet access, writing coaches, and connections to publishers.

In addition to hosting scholars on research sabbaticals, the CSAR also holds writers’ workshops for indigenous scholars who wish to sharpen their writing skills for publication. There is a huge demand for learning the mechanics of academic writing from professional academics and publishers.

"For the first time, I could sit down with people who graciously showed me around the world of publishing." -Dr. Sanyu Iralu, President of Shalom Bible Seminary, India