Raimundo César Barreto, Jr.

Associate Professor of World Christianity

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

Phone: 609.497.7763
Fax: 609.924.2973


Raimundo César Barreto, Jr., PhD '06, is an associate professor of World Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary. He earned a PhD in religion and society from Princeton Theological Seminary, and holds an MDiv degree from McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, and a bachelor’s degree from Seminário Teológico Batista do Norte do Brasil. Prior to coming to Princeton, he taught at Seminário Teológico Batista do Nordeste and Faculdade Batista Brasileira in his native Brazil and served as director of freedom and justice at the Baptist World Alliance (BWA). He remains involved in ecumenical and interfaith work, contributing in different capacities with the American Baptist Churches USA, the Baptist World Alliance, and the National Council of Churches USA. His teaching and research span different disciplines, including World Christianity, ecumenics, Latin American and Latinx religions, intercultural theologies, interfaith relations, and liberation and decolonial theologies. His recent publications include the co-edited volumes World Christianity, Urbanization, and Identity (Fortress Press, 2021), Migration and Public Discourse in World Christianity (Fortress Press, 2019), and Decolonial Christianities: Latin American and Latinx Perspectives (Palgrave/McMillan, 2019), and the monograph Evangélicos e Pobreza no Brasil: Encontros e Respostas Éticas (Editora Recriar, 2019). Barreto is the general editor of the series World Christianity and Public Religion (Fortress Press) and one of the conveners of the Princeton Theological Seminary’s World Christianity Conference. He is currently working on the publication of his monograph Protestantism and Poverty in Brazil: Face-to-Face Encounters and Ethical Responses (Baylor University Press, forthcoming), and is finalizing a second monograph, Base Ecumenism: A Latin American Decolonial Contribution to Ecumenical Praxis and Theology (Fortress Press, forthcoming). His impending work include the monograph Christians in the City of São Paulo: The Shaping of World Christianity in a Brazilian Megacity (Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.) and the co-edited volume Resisting Coloniality: The Liberating Story of Christianity in Latin America (Cascade Books).

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    Select Publications

    • World Christianity, Urbanization, and Identity (Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2021). Co-edited with Moses Biney and Kenneth Ngwa.
    • “The Prophet and the Poet: Richard Shaull and the Shaping of Rubem Alves’s Liberative Theopoetics,” Religions12 (2021): 251. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12040251.
    • “Decoloniality and Interculturality in World Christianity: A Latin American Perspective,” in World Christianity: Methodological Considerations, edited by Martha Frederiks & Dorottya Nagy. Theology and Mission in World Christianity (Leiden, NL: Brill, 2021), 65-91.
    • Evangélicos e Pobreza no Brasil: Encontros e Respostas Éticas, 2ed, Revised and Expanded (São Paulo: Editora Recriar/Editora Unida, 2019).
    • Decolonial Christianities: Latin American and Latinx Perspectives (New York, NY: Palgrave/McMillan, 2019), co-edited with Roberto Sirvent.
    • Migration as Public Discourse in World Christianity (Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2019). Co-edited with Afe Adogame and Wanderley P. da Rosa.
    • World Christianity as Public Religion (Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2017). Co-edited with Wanderley P. da Rosa and Ronaldo Cavalcante.
    • “Vatican II, Medellin, and Latin American Ecumenism: a Brazilian Protestant Perspective,” Journal of World Christianity 9/2 (2019): 187-202.
    • “Brazil’s Black Christianity and the Counterhegemonic Production of Knowledge in World Christianity,” Studies in World Christianity 25/1 (2019): 71-94.
    • “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.
    • 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.

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