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Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
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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?

Events and Outputs
> Robots vs Loneliness?
> Focus Groups
> 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.

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Conference report: Intersex, Theology and the Bible

The Lincoln Theological Institute hosted an international conference on Intersex, Theology and the Bible at the University of Manchester on Tuesday 12th March 2013.


Above: Some of the speakers at Chancellors Hotel in Manchester.

Right: Delegates enjoy lunch and conversation at the Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester.

Delegates attended from Britain, the USA and Norway, and included academics from a variety of fields (including theology, biblical studies, Jewish studies, law, sociology, and anthropology) as well as doctors, clergy, healthcare chaplains, representatives from intersex support groups, and other interested parties. We enjoyed a stimulating day including live Skype presentations from speakers in Darwin, Australia and Cape Town, South Africa. Full details of the speakers and the abstracts of their lectures are available here. Expanded versions of the papers presented, plus an additional chapter by Susannah Cornwall, will be published in due course as Intersex, Theology and the Bible: Troubling Bodies in Church, Text and Society (with Palgrave Macmillan US).

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