Eric D Barreto
Associate Professor of New Testament

Eric Barreto joined Luther Seminary in July 2009. Prior to joining Luther Seminary, Barreto served in Atlanta as an adjunct professor at the Candler School of Theology and McAfee School of Theology. He also gained experience teaching in Sankor, Ghana, through Coast for Christ Ministries. In addition, he worked as a teaching assistant at Candler School of Theology and at Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS) in Princeton, N.J.

Barreto was ordained into the Gospel Ministry by Peachtree Baptist Church in Atlanta, in July, 2006. He holds a doctorate in New Testament from Emory University in Atlanta, and holds a Master of Divinity from PTS and a Bachelor of Arts in religion, magna cum laude, from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Okla.

Barreto has received numerous academic honors. His most recent include the ATS Lilly Faculty Fellowship, the Society of Biblical Literature Regional Scholar Award, the George W. Woodruff Fellowship, the Emory Minority Fellowship Grant, and several grants from the Hispanic Theological Initiative and the Fund for Theological Education. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, and La Communidad of Hispanic Scholars of Religion. He also serves on the boards of the Minnesota Council of Churches and Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota.

Barreto is the author of “Ethnic Negotiations: The Function of Race and Ethnicity in Acts 16,” the co-author of “New Proclamation, Series C, Easter through Christ the King, 2013,” and the editor of “Reading Theologically.” He is a regular contributor to, the Huffington Post,, and He has also presented regularly at churches in the Twin Cities and nationally.