Profoundly biblical, Allen's methods are drawn from a scrupulous examination of St. Paul's own principles for missionary work. The strategy of the apostolic method with its unwavering belief and trust in the Holy Spirit indwelling converts and the churches of which they are members, is as relevant today as it was in the first formative years of the church.
This study of Paul's missionary work focuses not on the apostle's doctrine or character but on the method by which he accomplished his task. Throughout, Allen compares Paul's methods to modern missionary methods; he concludes by suggesting some ways the apostolic method might be usefully employed today.
(18681947) An Anglican missionary in North China whoworked with the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel.Later he worked for a number of years in collaboration withthe founders of World Dominion and the Survey ApplicationTrust, and finally retired to Kenya, Africa.