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Dr. Martha Acosta Valle

Dr.  Martha Acosta Valle

Associate Professor

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Originally from Cuba, Acosta Valle studied journalism and linguistics at Havana University.  She later completed a Bachelor of Theology at Laval University in Quebec City.  She obtained a master’s degree, a Th.D. and a Ph.D. from St. Paul University (Ottawa) and the University of Ottawa.  She also holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa. 

Acosta Valle’s doctoral work focused on identity and transformation in the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.  In her current research and publications, she explores the ways in which narrative texts attempt to transform the reader.  She is also interested in the relationship between textual and oral tradition, as well as Christology in the context of early Christianity.

Acosta Valle’s teaching includes introductory courses on the Hebrew and the Christian Scriptures, and courses on special topics such as the prophets, the synoptic Gospels and the figure of the stranger in the Bible.