Raimundo César Barreto, Jr.

Assistant Professor of World Christianity

Raimundo César Barreto, Jr.
History & Ecumenics
Religion & Society
333 Lenox House

Phone: 609.497.7763
Fax: 609.924.2973
ABCUSA/Alliance of Baptists/Aliança de Batistas do Brasil

Raimundo César Barreto, Jr., PhD '06, is assistant professor of World Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary. An ordained Baptist minister, he earned 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 Princeton Seminary 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. Among other emphases, his writings have focused on themes such as Christian public discourses in Latin America and indigenous agency in Latin American 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 co-editing two volumes on World Christianity and Migration (Fortress Press) and Decolonial Christianities in Latin America (Palgrave/McMillan).

Curriculum Vitae

Select Publications

  • Evangélicos e Pobreza no Brasil: Encontros e Respostas Éticas, 2ed, Revised and Expanded (São Paulo: Editora Recriar/Editora Unida, 2019).
  • “The Epistemological Turn in World Christianity: Engaging Decoloniality in Latin American and Caribbean Christian Discourses,” Journal of World Christianity 9/1 (2019): 48-60.
  • “Brazil’s Black Christianity and the Counterhegemonic Production of Knowledge in World Christianity,” Studies in World Christianity 25/1 (2019): 71-94.
  • World Christianity as Public Religion. Series: World Christianity and Public Religion (Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2017). Editor, with Wanderley P. da Rosa and Ronaldo Cavalcante.
  • “Human Rights Discourse and Interculturality: Insights from the Margins,” Reflexus: Revista de Teologia e Ciências da Religião, Volume XII, no. 20 (2018/2), 543-565.
  • “M. M. Thomas and Richard Shaull: Comparing Notes on the World Church and the Ecumenical Movement,” in The Life and Witness of M. M. Thomas: Only Participants Earn the Right to be Prophets, edited by Jesudas M. Athyal et al (London, UK: Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, 2016), 115-131.
  • “Rubem Alves and the Kaki Tree: The Trajectory of an Exile Thinker,” Perspectivas 13/Spring 2016: 47-64.
  • Engaging the Jubilee: Freedom and Justice Papers of the Baptist World Alliance (2010-2015) (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2015). Editor, with Ken Sehested, Luis Rivera-Pagan, and Paul Hayes.
  • “The Church and Society Movement and the Roots of Public Theology in Brazilian Protestantism,”International Journal of Public Theology 6 (2012) 70–98.

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PhD Student

Isaac Kim, Class of 2015

“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.”