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.

Books by CRPC and LTI Staff

Chris Shannahan, A Theology of Community Organizing (Routledge, 2013)

Chris Shannahan, Voices from the Borderland (2013). 


Michael Hoelzl (trans.), Carl Schmitt, Dictatorship (Polity Press, 2013)


Susannah Cornwall, SCM Core Text: Theology  and Sexuality (London: SCM Press, 2013). 

Peter Manley Scott, Chris Baker and Elaine Graham (eds), Remoralising Britain?: Social, Ethical and Theological Perspectives on New Labour, (London: Continuum, 2009).


Susannah Cornwall, Controversies in Queer Theology (London: SCM Press, 2011).



Stefan Skrimshire. Future Ethics: Climate Change and Apocalyptic Imagination, (London: Continuum, 2010)



Peter Manley Scott, Anti-Human Theology: Nature, Technology and the Postnatural, (London: SCM Press, 2010).

Graham Ward, The Politics of Discipleship: Becoming Postmaterial Citizens(Grand Rapids; London: Baker Academic; SCM Press, 2009).



Michael Hoelzl and Graham Ward (eds), The New Visibility of Religion: Studies in Religion and Cultural Hermeneutics, (London: Continuum, 2008).

Stefan Skrimshire, Politics of Fear, Practices of Hope(London: Continuum, 2008).


Carl Schmitt, Michael Hoelzl and Graham Ward, Political Theology II: The Myth of the Closure of Any Political Theology, (Cambridge: Polity, 2008).

Michael Hoelzl and Graham Ward (eds), Religion and Political Thought: Key Readings - Past and Present, (London: Continuum, 2006).


Peter M. Scott and William Cavanaugh (eds), The Blackwell Companion to Political Theology(Oxford: Blackwell Press, 2006).

Peter Manley Scott and Celia Deane-Drummond, Future Perfect?(London: Continuum, 2006).


Graham Ward, Christ and Culture, (Oxford: Blackwell Press, 2005).

Graham Ward, Cultural Transformations and Religious Practice, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004).


Christian Bauer and Michael Hoelzl (eds) Gottes und des Menschen Tod? Die Theologie vor der Herausforderung Michel Foucaults, (Gruenewald: Mainz, 2003).

Graham Ward, True Religion(Oxford: Blackwell Press, 2003). German translation, Auf der Suche nach der wahren Religion: ReligionsKulturen 4, translated by, Annerose Karkowski (Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2008)


Peter M. Scott, A Political Theology of Nature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003). 

John Milbank, Catherine Pickstock and Graham Ward, Theological Perspectives on God and Beauty, (London: Continuum Press, 2003). 


Graham Ward, The Blackwell Companion to Postmodern Theology(Oxford: Blackwell Press, 2001).

Graham Ward, The Certeau Reader(Oxford: Blackwell Press, 2001).


Graham Ward, Cities of God, (Oxford: Blackwell Press, 2000).

Graham Ward, Theology and Contemporary Critical Theory, 2nd Ed. (London: Macmillan, 2000).


John Milbank, Catherine Pickstock and Graham Ward, Radical Orthodoxy: A New Theology: Suspending the Material (London: Routledge, 1998). 

Graham Ward, The Postmodern God, (Oxford: Blackwells, 1998). 


Graham Ward, Barth, Derrida and the Language of Theology, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995). 

Peter M. Scott, Theology, Ideology and Liberation, (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1994).