The University of Manchester
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Samuel Alexander Building, WG16
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
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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Special issue, 'The New Visibility of Religion and its Impact'

The journal Religions has announced a special issue to address the theme of the 'new visibility of religion'. The issue will be edited by Dr Michael Hoelzl, who originally coined the phrase with Prof Graham Ward in 2008.

The issue will consider what implications the new visibility of religion, as a challenge to conventional secularisation theory, has had for the political, technological, and cultural spheres. Dr Hoelzl, who is based at the University of Manchester and is an affiliate of the LTI, will work with Dr Scott Midson (LTI, University of Manchester) and Dr Andrew Crome (Manchester Metropolitan University) in developing the special issue.

Further details can be found on the Religions website. The deadline for submissions is 21 March 2020.

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