A century ago Roland Allen published Missionary Methods: Saint Paul's or Ours?, a missiological classic which tackled many important issues, including what biblically rooted missions look like in light of Paul's evangelistic efforts.
Although Allen's work is still valuable, new understanding of Paul's milieu and missionary activity have been gained, as has further understanding of how his practices ought to inform missions in our ever-changing world.
Using the centennial anniversary of Allen's work as a springboard for celebration and reflection, the contributors to Paul's Missionary Methods have revisited Paul's missionary efforts in two parts.
First, Paul is examined in his first-century context: what were his environment, missions strategy and teaching on particular issues? Second, what are the implications of Paul's example for modern missions? Is Paul's model still relevant, and if so, what would it look like in a modern context?
Experts in New Testament studies and missiology contribute fresh, key insights from their fields, analyzing Paul's missionary methods in his time and pointing the way forward in ours.