Raimundo César Barreto Jr.
History & Ecumenics
Religion & Society
333 Lenox House
ABCUSA/Alliance of Baptists/Aliança de Batistas do Brasil
Raimundo César Barreto Jr. is assistant professor of world Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary. An ordained Baptist minister, he holds a PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary, and degrees from the Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Brazil and McAfee School of Theology/Mercer University. Before joining the PTS faculty, he taught at the Northeastern Baptist Seminary and at Faculdade Batista Brasileira in his home country, having also served as director of the Freedom and Justice Division of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA). He remains involved in ecumenical and interfaith work in connection with a number of denominational and ecumenical ecclesiastical bodies, including the American Baptist Churches USA, the Baptist World Alliance, and the National Council of Churches USA. His teaching and research span different disciplines, which include world Christianity, liberation and postcolonial/decolonial theologies, Latin American and Latino/a Religions, and intercultural and interfaith relations. His work has focused mostly on two emphases (1) the church and society movement in Latin America and its contributions to the rise of Christian public discourses in the region; (2) the interface between religion, race, class, and gender in Latin America, with particular interest in indigenous agency in the shaping of Latin American and Latinx Christianities. He is the general editor of the series World Christianity and Public Religion (Fortress Press). Among his current projects, he is writing a book on the Latin American contributions to ecumenical thought and praxis, and is working on collaborative projects on World Christianity and Migration (Fortress Press) and on Decolonial Christianities in Latin America (Palgrave/McMillan).
“One of the biggest lessons I learned was how to be charitable to views other than my own. Christian charity was shown to me, not just in the readings for class, but from the professors, and the Seminary community.”