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The University of Manchester
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Samuel Alexander Building, WG8
Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
Email: michael.hoelzl@manchester.ac.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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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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Dec122017

New book: Theology and Civil Society

Former LTI PhD student Charles Pemberton has recently publsihed an edited collection as part of the Routledge Studies in Religion Series. Titled Theology and Civil Society, the book features an interesting collection of essays that emerged from an LTI conference held in March 2015 that Charles also organised, 'Between Theology and the Political'. 

Essays in the volume explore a range of topics from food banks to migrant welcome committees, and community organisers to internet based campaigners. Theology and Civil Society advances our understanding of what civil society is and offers a theologically informed re-imagining of our shared social life. This is a pertinent topic for contemporary society, and it is explored expertly here by an international panel of contributors. As such, it is an important volume for any scholar of Theology and Religious Studies and their interactions with Sociology and Politics. It also features a foreword by Rev. Dr Rowan Williams. 

The book is available on Amazon

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