James M. Weiss
M.A., Ph.D., The University of Chicago
Contemporary Spirituality since 1900
Renaissance and Reformation Church History
Biography as a Literary Form
Spirituality of Work & Vocation
Personal and Social Responsibility
Introduction to Christian Spirituality
Religious Quest I
Capstone: One Life, Many Lives
Contemporary Spirituality since 1945
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.
“Humanism,” “Renaissance,” “Beatus Rhenanus,” and "Stanislaus Hosius,” in Vol. 1 of The New Westminster Dictionary of Church History, edited by Robert Benedetto. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008.
"Kennst Du das Land wo die Humanisten blühen? The Role of Italy in the Biographies of German Humanists, 1485-1585." In Vol. 1 of Germania Latina…: Politik, Wissenschaft, humanistische Kultur …, edited by Eckhard Kessler and Heinrich Kuhn, 439-455. Munich: Fink, 2003.
“Faith of Our Forebears: Interpreting Religion at Plimoth Plantation,” Plimoth Life, 2011, 3-5.
“A Kinder, Gentler Pope Benedict,” op-ed piece for The Boston Globe, April 19, 2006.
“Precedents and Priorities at the Coming Conlave,” op-ed piece for The Boston Globe, April 13, 2005.
“College Kid at the Council: Reflections on a Year at Vatican Council II, 1964/5”, Commonweal, December 16, 2005, 12-14.