Raimundo Barreto

Associate Professor of World Christianity, Princeton Theological Seminary

Raimundo César Barreto is an associate professor of world Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary. He earned a Ph.D. in religion and society from Princeton Theological Seminary and degrees from the Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Brazil and McAfee School of Theology/Mercer University. Before joining Princeton Seminary, he taught at the Northeastern Baptist Seminary and Faculdade Batista Brasileira in Brazil and served as director of freedom and justice at the Baptist World Alliance (BWA). His teaching and research span different disciplines, including world Christianity, Latin American and Latine religions, intercultural and 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), 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). An English version of the latter is in course. Barreto is the general editor of the series World Christianity and Public Religion (Fortress Press) and a convener of the Princeton Theological Seminary’s World Christianity Conference. He is currently writing a monograph on the Latin American contributions to ecumenical thought and praxis (Fortress Press, 2023), while also co-editing a forthcoming volume titled Resisting Coloniality: The Liberating Story of Christianity in Latin America (Cascade, 2024).