The University of Manchester
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
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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?

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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New book: Cyborg Theology

LTI's Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dr Scott Midson, has published a book based on his doctoral research undertaken at the University of Manchester. The book, published by I.B.Tauris, is titled Cyborg Theology: Humans, Technology and God

In the book, Midson takes Donna Haraway's line about cyborgs not recognising Eden as a starting point for exploring the wider theological and cultural significance of Eden for appeals to notions of nature and human nature. Cyborgs, as representative figures for deep the sense of connectedness between organisms - typically humans - and machines, can prompt fresh theological perspectives that take heed of theological traditions. At the same time theological anthropology can cast light on the spiritual nuances of the cyborg figure for our understandings of our technocultural worlds. 

The book is available on Amazon.

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