Albert J. Raboteau who came to Princeton in 1982, is a specialist in American religious history. His research and teaching have focused on American Catholic history, African-American religious movements and currently he is working on the place of beauty in the history of Eastern and Western Christian Spirituality. He has written Slave Religion: The ‘Invisible Institution’ in the Antebellum South, A Fire in the Bones: Reflections on African-American Religious History, African-American Religion: Interpretative Essay in History, ed. with Timothy Fulop, A Sorrowful Joyand an updated 25th anniversary edition of Slave Religion, and, co-edited with Richard Alba and Josh DeWind, Immigration and Religion in America: Comparative and Historical Perspectives, and most recently American Prophets: Seven Religious Radicals & Their Struggle for Social and Political Justice (2016, Princeton University Press). He was the first recipient of the J.W.C. Pennington Award from the University of Heidelberg and last Fall delivered the Stone Lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary. He retired in June, 2013.
- Immigration and Religion in America: Comparative and Historical Perspectives, co-edited with Richard Alba and Josh DeWind.