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 associate professor of world Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary. An ordained Baptist minister, he earned a PhD degree in religion and society from Princeton Theological Seminary, and holds 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 Brazil, and also 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, Latin American and Latinx religions, and intercultural and interfaith relations, and liberation and decolonial theologies. His recent publications include the co-edited volumes Migration and Public Discourse in World Christianity (Fortress Press, 2019) and Decolonial Christianities: Latin American and Latinx Perspectives (Palgrave/McMillan, 2019), and the book Evangélicos e Pobreza no Brasil: Encontros e Respostas Éticas, 2ed (Editora Recriar/Editora Unida, 2019). He is also 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 the third volume of the series World Christianity and Public Religion, World Christianity, Urbanization, and Identity (Fortress Press, forthcoming).

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    • 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. Series: World Christianity and 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.
    • “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.
    • “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.
    • “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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