From Followers to Leaders (Journal For The Study Of The New Testament Supplement Series)
Acts 1-2 shows the apostles' change of status from followers to leaders. This book uses the model of a modern day ritual in examining the stages of this transformation. Estrada challenges the common view that Acts 1*12-14 is the preparation...
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Acts 1-2 shows the apostles' change of status from followers to leaders. This book uses the model of a modern day ritual in examining the stages of this transformation. Estrada challenges the common view that Acts 1*12-14 is the preparation for the coming of the Spirit in Acts 2, and that the sole purpose of Acts 1*15-26 is to set the number of the apostles at twelve - in line with Jesus' prophecy in Luke 22*30. Instead, Estrada reads Acts 1*12-14 and 1*15-26 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 clientele of the women disciples and Jesus' family and then, through Judas' excommunication, extirpation, and replacement, to win that of the 20 disciples. This is volume 255 in the Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement series.
Nelson P. Estrada is currently an Associate Professor in New Testament at the Asian Theological Seminary and Asia Graduate School of Theology, Manila, Philippines.
- Table Of Contents; Introduction; Chapter One; 1.1 Methodology; 1.2 The Rituals Of Status Transformation; 1.3 Summary; 1.4 Other Considerations - The Role Of Commissioning Accounts In Luke-acts: Contributions From B. J. Hubbard And T. Y. Mullins; First Stage: Separation; Chapter Two; 2.1 The Ritual Elements In Acts 1:3-11; 2.2 The Initiands And Their Leadership Role; 2.3 Summary; Chapter Three; 3.1 The Ritual Process In Acts 1:3-5; 3.2 Summary; Second Stage: Transition; Chapter Four; 4.1 The Ritual Elements In Acts 1:12-14; 4.2 Summary; Chapter Five; 5.1 The Ritual Process In Acts 1:12-14; 5.2 The Eleven With The Women Disciples; 5.3 The Eleven With Mary And Jesus' Brothers; 5.4 Summary; Chapter Six; 6.1 The Ritual Elements In Acts 1:15-26; 6.2 Summary; Chapter Seven; 7.1 The Ritual Process In Acts 1:15-26; 7.2 The Purpose Of The Election Narrative From A Historical Method; 7.3 Twelve Apostles For Twelve Thrones? 7.4 Is Acts 1:15-26 The Fulfilment Of Lk. 22:30? 7.5 Peter's Speech: A Case Of Diminished Responsibility; 7.6 The Purpose Of The Criteria On The Replacement Of Judas (acts 1:21-22); 7.7 The Final Choice To Replace Judas Is Left To God; 7.8 Summary; Third Stage: Aggregation; Chapter Eight; 8.1 The Ritual Elements In Acts 2; 8.2 Pantes In Acts 2:1; 8.3 Summary; Chapter Nine; 9.1 The Ritual Process In Acts 2; 9.2 The Catalogue Of Nations As Representative Of The Universal Society; 9.3 The Apostles Are Formally Presented To The Society; 9.4 The Society Recognises The Twelve; 9.5 Summary; Conclusion; Appendix: Twelve Thrones For Twelve Apostles? The Redaction Of Mt. 19:28. Bibliography