This work reconstructs the context in which the First Letter to Timothy was written. It analyses the power struggles in the primitive church in relation to social position, gender roles, theological pluralism and authority in the church. It helps readers formulate a new manner of being so that all members of the household of God can be welcomed. It argues that 1 Timothy is key to unraveling tension in the church today.
Elsa Tamez is one of the principle initiators and developers of the feminist perspective of Latin American Liberation Theology. A former director of the Latin American Biblical University in San Jose, Costa Rica, where she is currently Professor of Biblical Studies, she is the author of many books including Bible of the Oppressed and When the Horizons Close.