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Fr. James M. Weiss

capstone program

Fr. James M. Weiss

Director, Capstone;
Associate Professor, Theology

Stokes 435N
Telephone: 617-552-3897
Office hours: T 4:15-5:30 p.m.

Professor James Weiss is Director of the Capstone Program. A native of Chicago who lived many years in Germany, Weiss founded the Capstone Program in 1990 as an outgrowth of his interest in spirituality and personality development.

Weiss serves as an Episcopal priest in two diverse parishes, one in Boston’s inner city, another in the Back Bay. He also offers individual spiritual direction.

A love of travel led him to work with BC’s International Programs as a liaison to foreign study sites that focus on social justice in South Africa, Ecuador, and Nicaragua.

He enjoys mountain hikes, baking bread, and music of Brahms and Enya.


Prof. Weiss's recently published book, Humanist Biography in Renaissance Italy and Reformation Germany: Friendship and Rhetoric, synthesizes his interest in human individuality with his research on biography as a renewed form of literature in the Renaissance and Reformation.

Capstone Course

UNCP 5500: One Life, Many Lives

Other Courses

Pulse; God, Self, Others, and Work; Introduction to Christian Spirituality; Spirituality, Career, Work, and Calling