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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
Useful links 

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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Divinity After Empire: Publication of First Book in Major New Series

The first book in Palgrave Macmillan's new Postcolonialism and Religions series, edited by Joseph Duggan (formerly a doctoral student at the Lincoln Theological Institute) and Jayarikan Sebastian, has just been published. This volume, edited by David Joy and Joseph Duggan, is entitled Decolonizing the Body of Christ: Theology and Theory After Empire? It contains papers presented at the second meeting of  Divinity After Empire project, supported by LTI, at United Theological Seminary, Bangalore, in January 2010. 

Volume contents:

Introduction to Postcolonialism and Religions Series; J.F.Duggan
Introduction; C.I.D.Joy
Preface; D.Forrester
Decolonizing the Bible, Church, and Jesus: a Search for an Alternate Reading Space for the Postcolonial Context; C.I.D.Joy
Decolonizing Marital Gender Norms in Eph. 5:21-33; J.Lalitha
'Pierced by the curved end of a rainbow': Decolonizing the Body of the Martyr; J.J.Sebastian
Decolonizing the Formulation of Scripture: A Postcolonial Reading of Genesis 12, 20, and 26; N.Rao
Postmodernity, Postcoloniality, and Religious Cultures; S.Malhotra
Theologies of, for, and by Asians: Reformulating Dialogue; S.A.Bong
Allama Muhammad Iqbal: Poet Philosopher and the Dangers of Appropriation; M.A.Raja
Diaspora and Kenosis as Postcolonial Themes; M.G.Brett
Discourses of Learning and Love: Sufi Paths in Pakistan; M.Shoaib
Postcolonial Theory and Theology: On Educating Ourselves to be Planetary Subjects; M.Sebastian
Decolonizing the Body of Christ: An Initial Response; A.Reddie
Notes on the Contributors

A further fourteen manuscripts for books in the Postcolonialism and Religions series are currently in preparation. The series editors aim to prioritize indigenous, multi-religious and transnational scholarship in the area of postcolonial studies.


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