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The University of Manchester
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
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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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Lincoln Theological Institute: special issue of Modern Believing, on Patriotism

Peter Manley Scott, Director of the Lincoln Theological Institute, has guest edited the October 2012 issue of Modern Believing: The Journal of Theological Liberalism. The title of this special issue is "Theology and Patriotism". It contains several of the papers which were presented at the second conference in the Lincoln Theological Institute's "A Shaking of the Foundations: Reconsidering Civil Society" series, along with a longer paper by Nigel Biggar.

This conference, held of 19th May 2012, was entitled "Patriotism?", and examined the themes of loyalty, identity and cohension in a religiously plural and culturally differentiated Britain.

The paers in the special issue are:

Nigel Biggar, "The Value of Limited Loyalty: Christianity, the Nation, and Territorial Boundaries."

Stephen Backhouse, "Patriotism, Nationhood and Neighbourhood."

Anthony G. Reddie, "Being the Enemy Within: Re-Asserting Black 'Otherness' as a Riposte to the Homogeneous Construction of Whiteness."

Doug Gay, "Patriotism Good - Nationalism Bad? The News from Scotland."

The special issue is available for non-subscribers to buy from the Modern Believing website.







Additionally, LTI students Sam Jackson and Charlie Pemberton's report on the conference, "Patriotism? A Set of Questions" appears in Anvil 28.2 (August 2012), part of a special issue on Englishness and Britishness. 


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