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Author Estrada, Nelson P.

Title From followers to leaders [electronic resource] : the Apostles in the ritual of status transformation in Acts 1-2 / Nelson P. Estrada.

Imprint London ; New York : T & T Clark International, ©2004.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 281 pages).
Series Journal for the study of the New Testament. Supplement series ; 255
Journal for the study of the New Testament. Supplement series ; 255.
Note Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Sheffield, 2001.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-266) and indexes.
Contents Apostles and the need to call for an election -- Part I. Separation -- Apostles and their leadership role -- Apostles and their separation from Jesus -- Part II. Transition -- Upper room: the setting of the apostles' defence -- Apostles' meeting with the other parties in the upper room -- Apostles and their case against Judas -- Apostles and the horror of Judas' betrayal -- Part III. Aggregation -- Apostles as primary recipients of the father's promise -- Apostles take on their leadership role.
Summary Nelson Estrada examines the apostlesGÇÖ transformation of status from followers to leaders in Acts 1GÇô2. He challenges the common view that Acts 1:12GÇô14 is the preparation for the coming of the Spirit in Acts 2, and that the sole purpose of Acts 1:15GÇô26 is to set the number of the apostles at twelveGÇöin line with JesusGÇÖ prophecy in Luke 22:30. Instead, Estrada reads Acts 1:12GÇô14 and 1:15GÇô26 as primarily propagandistic in nature. He argues that these pericopes promote the leadership integrity of the apostles by attempting to win the support of the women disciples and JesusGÇÖ family.
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Subject Bible. Acts, I-II -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Acts, I-II -- Social scientific criticism.
Bible. New Testament. Actes des Apôtres I-II -- Critique, interprétation, etc.
Bible. New Testament. Actes des Apôtres I-II -- Critique sociale.
Bible -- Sociologie.
Leadership in the Bible.
Women in the Bible.
Sociology, Biblical.
Gifts, Spiritual -- Biblical teaching.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Estrada, Nelson P. From followers to leaders. London ; New York : T & T Clark International, ©2004 0826469736 (DLC) 2004445922 (OCoLC)55730508
ISBN 9781441118691 (electronic bk.)
1441118691 (electronic bk.)