Weigert, Andrew J.
Dr. Andrew J. Weigert has authored and co-authored over fifty scholarly pieces and eight books, the most recent being Self, Society, and Natural Environment (SUNY Press). Dr. Weigert is currently a Professor of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame and teaches courses in environment and on contemporary identity. He received the 2002 University of Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters Sheedy Award for Undergraduate Teaching and two Kaneb undergraduate teaching awards (multiple recipients) over the last five years. Dr. Weigert is the subject of a biographical entry in the "Encyclopedia of Religion and Society" and listed in various "Who's Who."2004 0-7734-6323-2
Book builds on a sociological approach to cognition, emotions, and constructions of time to show the motivational force of endtime thinking and identity. Six narratives are summarized to illustrate the transformative power of religious narratives by contrast with a scientific and a
philosophical narrative. Religious narratives begin with acts of faith in texts and worldview.