JonesThe most recent book by Arun W. Jones, Dan and Lillian Hankey Associate Professor of World Evangelism, has been named an outstanding book of 2017 for mission studies by the International Bulletin of Mission Research.

Missionary Christianity and Local Religion: American Evangelicalism in North India, 1836-1870 (Baylor University Press) was one of ten books given special recognition for contributions to the advancement of scholarship in studies of mission and world Christianity.

In the book, Jones documents how preexisting indigenous bhakti movements and western missionary evangelicalism met to form the cornerstone of North Indian Christianity, a movement that was both evangelical and rooted in local religious and social realities.