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?
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.
United Theological College, Bangalore, India, 21-23 January 2010
United Theological College in Bangalore, India, The Society of Biblical Studies in India and the Lincoln Theological Institute at the University of Manchester in England are collaboratively working together to present this conference with papers to be published later as an edited collection in book form.
Note that this conference seeks to facilitate discussion between postcolonial theologians and postcolonial theorists as represented by our diversity of speakers.