There is a new book about to come out by IVP on Paul and Mission. Robert L. Plummer and John Mark Terry (eds.), Paul’s Missionary Methods: In His Time and Ours (Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2012).
Here’s the blurb:
Veteran scholar-missionaries Robert L. Plummer and John Mark Terry edit this collection of entry points into the missionary methods of the Apostle Paul. With contributions from Michael Bird, Eckhard Schnabel and Craig Keener, this volume examines Paul’s missionary methods from the perspective of Paul’s activities in the first century and the perspective of his ongoing impact on missions today. The first part of the book examines Paul’s environment, activity and teaching. The second portion investigates the application of Paul’s methods and principles to modern missionary work. The occasion for this book is the centennial of Roland Allen’s Missionary Methods: Saint Paul’s or Ours? a classic in the field which Paul’s Missionary Methods enthusiastically engages with.
Importantly, IVP has posted an excerpt on-line with essays by Michael Bird (“Paul’s Religious and Historical Milieu”) and Eckhard Schnabel (“Paul the Missionary”) available.