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
[email protected]
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).

Curriculum Vitae

Select Publications

  • World Christianity as Public Religion. Series: World Christianity and Public Religion (Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress Press, forthcoming, 2017), editor, with Wanderley P. da Rosa and Ronaldo Cavalcante.
  • “Power Encounters: Evangelization and Local Religious Spirits in Latin America,” in Mission and Power: History, Relevance and Perils, edited by Atola Longkumer, Jorgen Skov Sorenson, and Michael Biehl. Regnum Edinburgh 2010 Series. (Oxford, UK: Regnum Books International, 2017), 159-176.
  • “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.
  • World Christianity as Public Religion/Cristianismo Mundial como Religião Pública, editor, with Ronaldo Cavalcante & Wanderley Pereira da Rosa (Vitoria, Brazil: Editora Unida, 2016).
  • “Rubem Alves and the Kaki Tree: the trajectory of an exile thinker,” Perspectivas 13 (2016): 47-64.
  • Engaging the Jubilee: Freedom and Justice Papers of the Baptist World Alliance (2010-2015), editor, with Ken Sehested, Luis Rivera-Pagan, and Paul Hayes (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2015).
  • Evangélicos e Pobreza no Brazil: Pistas para uma Ética Social Evangélica Brasileira (Rio de Janeiro, RJ.: Editora Novos Diálogos, 2013).
  • “The Church and Society Movement and the Roots of Public Theology in Brazilian Protestantism,” International Journal of Public Theology 6 (2012) 70–98.
  • O Movimento Ecumênico e o Surgimento da Responsabilidade Social no Protestantismo Brasileiro,” Numen: Revista de Estudos e Pesquisa da Religião, 13/1 & 2 (2010): 273-323.

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