Scholarly writing is also known as academic writing. It is the genre of writing used in all academic fields. During your studies at CTS, you will be reading, discussing, and producing scholarly writing in everything from discussion posts to dissertations. Scholarly writing communicates original thought, whether through primary research or synthesis, that presents a unique perspective on previous research. In a scholarly work, the author is expected to have insights on the issue at hand, but those insights must be grounded in research, critical reading, (Biblical Theology) and analysis rather or in addition to personal experience or opinion. Scholarly writing includes careful citation of sources and the presence of a bibliography or reference list. The writing is informed by and shows engagement with the larger body of literature on the topic at hand, and all assertions are supported by relevant sources. CTS follows the general guidelines of the APA manual.

Each CTS student must have access to a scholarly academic Christian library. It may be online or in person. Many of the brick-and-mortar Christian universities will agree to give remote seminary students access to their libraries for a small yearly fee. Students may choose to find a local library or a subscription to an online source but must agree to gain library access during their time at CTS.

THROUGH AN ACADEMIC LIBRARY PARTNERSHIP WITH LOGOS, CTS Students are eligible for a 30% discount on Logos Bible Software. Once you are a CTS student, you can enroll in the discount program at If you already have a logos account and would like to upgrade, please call and speak with someone at Logos about the package options by contacting the Bible Study Products team at 888-563-0382.

If you are already a logos subscriber, once logged in with Logos at enter your CTS student information to qualify for the discount. Click the image below for more information. (Theology students have the option of bundling a Logos subscription through their CTS financial agreement plan.)

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