The University of Manchester
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Samuel Alexander Building, WG16
Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
Phone: +44 (0)161 275 3064



The University of Manchester
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Samuel Alexander Building, WG8
Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
Phone: +44 (0)161 306 1663


What does it mean to exist in complex relationships with machines? What insights can be offered to our understandings of these relationships by the theologically significant theme of ‘love’? What critical assessments can be made of our multiple uses of technologies in shaping our futures, by reflecting on our pasts?

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> Conference: Care and Machines
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Disquiet over the prevalence of social and economic individualism has a long history. In a world of mobile Capital and increasingly mobile people, communities of common tradition and locality appear to be under threat from the advent of a fragmented market society. Are these complaints against individualism justified? And crucially, how should Christians respond to them? Digging down into the substance of these questions, this project will consider the theological, liturgical and scriptural resources Christians have for understanding the notion of individualism in relation to issues of education, public life and the formation of democratic citizenship.


‘Mary Stuart’, Sunday 22nd March 2014 

Dr. Michael Hoelzl is discussing with Christian von Treskow who is the director of a contemporary interpretation of Friedrich Schiller’s play ‘Mary Stuart’ on Sunday 22nd March 2014 at the Opernhaus Wuppertaler Bühnen in Germany. The theme of this public discussion (Matinée) is the constellation of Faith, Power and Politics as it is exemplified by the struggle between Queen Elizabeth I. and Mary Queen of Scots. Faith, Power and Politics circumscribe the very important political and legal  issue of the concept sovereignty today. The subtitle of Schiller’s play seem to anticipate of what came shortly after the execution of Queen Mary in 1587 , the writing of the play by Schiller in 1800 and its rediscovery by Stefan Zweig in the 20th century (1935): A tragedy.


New books by Network member, Michael Hoelzl

Two new books are published this month. 

Please click the links to check these out:

 Jahrbuch Politische Theologie:



New LTI Post Doc

It is with great pleasure that LTI announces that Dr Ben Wood (PhD Theology, Leeds) will be the Post Doctoral Research Associate at the Lincoln Theological Institute, 2013-15. 

For more information regarding Dr Wood, please see his entry under the Staff tab. For information about his project, please consult the Individualism and Public Theology page under the Projects tab.


2014 Ferguson Lecturer Announced

The 2014 Samuel Ferguson lecturer will be David Fergusson FBA, FRSE, Professor of Divinity and Principal of New College, University of Edinburgh.
The lecture wil take place on Thursday,  6th March 2014, 4-5.30 pm at the University of Manchester.
Title and venue to be announced.




Tenable from 1 October 2013 (or as soon as possible thereafter), LTI is delighted to announce this position of post doctoral research associate (two years). Further information, and details of how to apply, may be found here. The deadline for applications is 13 September 2013.


Publication of paper in new issue of Practical Theology

A paper by Susannah Cornwall drawing on research carried out as part of the Intersex, Identity, Disability: Issues for Public Policy, Healthcare and the Church project will appear in the new issue of Practical Theology. The full details are:

Cornwall, Susannah (2013), "British Intersex Christians' Accounts of Intersex Identity, Christian Identity and Church Experience", Practical Theology 6.2, 220-236

This paper includes excerpts from interviews with intersex Christians in Britain which took place during 2012 as part of the project.


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