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Pedro Feitoza

Pedro Feitoza
Emmanuel College

Research Interests

I am a final-year PhD student interested in the history of Christian thought, Protestant-Catholic interactions, and the circulation of evangelical literature in Brazil in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. My doctoral research, titled Protestants and the public sphere in Brazil, 1870-1930, examines the ideas and trajectories of evangelical print in the country by paying close attention to a vast array of Christian texts (books, Bibles, tracts and periodicals) and to the records of missionary societies, Brazilian churches and evangelical publishers. On the one hand, my dissertation shows how the circulation of evangelical literature in the Portuguese-speaking world generated new reading practices in Brazil and connected Protestant ministers and missionary initiatives in the Lusophone Atlantic. On the other hand, it examines how evangelical ministers and writers deployed and modified ideas taken from a vast intellectual repertoire to build their own body of thought and doctrine.


My doctoral research is funded by the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) and the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust.

Research Supervision

I am supervised by Professor David Maxwell.


I am happy to supervise for:

History: Part II, Paper 27 - The history of Latin America, from 1500 to the present day

Divinity: Part II, Paper B7 - Themes in World Christianities

Key Publications

'Historical trajectories of Protestantism in Brazil, 1810-1960', in Miller, E.; Morgan, R. J. (eds.) Brazilian Evangelicalism in the Twenty-First Century: An Inside and Outside Look (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming in June 2019).

'Experiments in missionary writing: Protestant missions and the Imprensa Evangelica in Brazil, 1864-1892', Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 69 (2018), pp. 585-605 ( Winner of the World Christianities Essay Prize 2017.

'British Missions and the making of a Brazilian Protestant public' in Cabrita, J.; Maxwell, D.; Wild-Wood, E. (eds.). Relocating World Christianity: Interdisciplinary Studies in Universal and Local Expressions of Christianity (Leiden: Brill, 2017).

Other Publications