Claire E. Wolfteich

Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Spiritual Formation, Co-Director for the Center for Practical Theology; Core Examining Faculty in Practical Theology, Concentration Advisor in Spirituality, Church and Society
(617) 353-6496
B.A. Yale University
M.Div. University of Chicago
Ph.D. University of Chicago

Dr. Wolfteich’s teaching and research interests include Christian spirituality; religion and public life; work and family; lay spirituality; women’s spiritual autobiographies; and American Catholicism. She co-directs the Center for Practical Theology and directs the Spiritual Formation and Church Life Project at Boston University School of Theology. Dr. Wolfteich currently serves as President of the International Academy of Practical Theology; she also is the immediate past president of the Association of Practical Theology. Dr. Wolfteich has served as Co-Principal Investigator on four major grants from the Lilly Endowment. She also was awarded a Louisville Institute Sabbatical Grant for Researchers in 2011-2012. Her publications include Sabbath in the City: Sustaining Urban Pastoral Excellence (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008), co-authored with Bryan Stone; Lord, Have Mercy: Praying for Justice with Conviction and Humility (San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2006); Navigating New Terrain: Work and Women’s Spiritual Lives (Paulist Press, 2002), and American Catholics Through the Twentieth Century: Spirituality, Lay Experience, and Public Life (Crossroad Publishing Co., 2001). She is a former board member of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality and currently serves on editorial boards for several journals: Spiritus: A Journal of Christian SpiritualityThe Way: A Review of Christian Spirituality Published by the British Jesuits; and Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision for Ministry. Dr. Wolfteich also serves on the American Academy of Religion Theological Education Steering Committee. She received her PhD and MDiv from the University of Chicago. In addition, she holds a Diploma in Pastoral Studies from Maynooth College in Ireland and a BA in Religious Studies from Yale University.