Dr. Horacio Vela, III

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Office: AD 253
Phone: (210) 829-3803
Email: HVela@uiwtx.edu

Currently Teaching:
RELS 1315 Origins of Christianity
RELS 3315 Gospels & Acts
RELS 3399 CI: Our Lady of Guadalupe


  • Ph.D. University of Notre Dame
  • M.A.R. Yale Divinity School
  • B.A. University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests:

New Testament Studies; Hellenistic Judaism; Early Christianity; Hispanic Religion and Theology


"Magical Text Concerning the Eyes and Face,” 129–30 in Coptica Argentoratensia: Conférences et documents de la 3e université d'été en papyrologie copte (Strasbourg, 18–25 juillet 2010). ed. A. Boud'hors, A. Delattre, C. Louis and T.S. Richter. Éditions du Bocard, 2014.

"Pope Benedict XVI's Use of Scripture in Caritas in Veritate,” 19–29 in Jesus Christ: The New Face of Social Progress. ed. Peter J. Casarella. Eerdmans, 2014.

“Philo and the Logic of History,” Studia Philonica Annual 22 (2010): 165–82.