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Estrada, Rodolfo

Rodolfo Estrada

Affiliate Assistant Professor of New Testament

PhD, Regent University
MTS, Duke University
MACP, Duke University
BA, Vanguard University


Rodolfo Galvan Estrada III is the Assistant Professor of the New Testament at Vanguard University. He has a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Regent University, holds two master’s degrees from Duke University, and has done post-doctoral work in Classics at Villanova University. Estrada’s research focuses on race and ethnicity in the Greco-Roman world, Gospel of John, Jude, biblical pneumatology, and Latino readings of the New Testament.


Estrada has published articles on topics related to the Holy Spirit and ethnicity in the Gospel of John, Acts, and Jude in various academic journals. His main area of research focuses on biblical pneumatology and ethnicity in the Greco-Roman world. His book A Latino Reading of Race, Kinship, and the Empire: John’s Prologue with Palgrave Macmillan (2023) and A Pneumatology of Race in the Gospel of John with Pickwick (2019) are interpretations on the Gospel of John with attention to the themes. He currently has a contract with Eerdmans on with a book that focuses on Race and the New Testament (2025).