Decolonial Christianities

Latinx and Latin American Perspectives

  • Raimundo Barreto
  • Roberto Sirvent

Part of the New Approaches to Religion and Power book series (NARP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Raimundo Barreto, Roberto Sirvent
    Pages 1-21
  3. Focal Essays

  4. Indigenous Dreams, Indigenous Resistance

  5. Decolonial Politics and Theological Possibilities

  6. Decolonial Ecclesiologies

  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Cláudio Carvalhaes
      Pages 269-287
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 289-301

About this book


What does it mean to theorize Christianity in light of the decolonial turn? This volume invites distinguished Latinx and Latin American scholars to a conversation that engages the rich theoretical contributions of the decolonial turn, while relocating Indigenous, Afro-Latin American, Latinx, and other often marginalized practices and hermeneutical perspectives to the center-stage of religious discourse in the Americas. Keeping in mind that all religions—Christianity included—are cultured, and avoiding the abstract references to Christianity common to the modern Eurocentric hegemonic project, the contributors favor embodied religious practices that emerge in concrete contexts and communities. Featuring essays from scholars such as Sylvia Marcos, Enrique Dussel, and Luis Rivera-Pagán, this volume represents a major step to bring Christian theology into the conversation with decolonial theory. 


Anibal Quijano Gloria Anzaldua Enrique Dussel Walter Mignolo Rivera-Pagán

Editors and affiliations

  • Raimundo Barreto
    • 1
  • Roberto Sirvent
    • 2
  1. 1.Princeton Theological SeminaryPrincetonUSA
  2. 2.Hope International UniversityFullertonUSA

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