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Elsa Tamez

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Elsa Tamez

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Elsa Tamez, Latin American Biblical University

Elsa Tamez is a Mexican biblical scholar who is both a Methodist Theologian and also a pioneer of Liberation Theology in the field of biblical studies.

Tamez received her Doctor's Degree in Theology from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. In addition to her work as a faculty member of the Latin American Biblical University in Costa Rica, she is a member of the team of researchers of the Ecumenical Department of Investigation (DEI) in Costa Rica.

Her most known English publications include The Bible of the Oppressed (1980), The Scandalous Message of James (1989), The Amnesty of Grace (1993), When the Horizons Close: Rereading Ecclesiastes (2000), Jesús and Courageous Women (2001), and Struggles for Power in Early Christianity: A Study of the First Letter to Timothy. She has received numerous awards for her ongoing contributions to contextual biblical hermeneutics.