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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
> 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.

How do intersex and faith identity interact for people in Britain who identify as intersex and Christian? How might healthcare chaplains help to provide improved pastoral and spiritual care for intersex people and the parents of children with intersex conditions/DSDs? What are the implications of intersex/DSD for church policy makers, theologians, and people of faith?

> Project Blog
> Intersex and Faith Identity
> Healthcare Chaplains
> Briefing Papers
> Conference
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> Press coverage

Press coverage


2 March 2012 - "Intersex Bodies Brought Into the Ordination Debate" (Madeleine Davies, Church Times)

2 March 2012 - "Jesus May Have Been a Hermaphrodite, Claims Academic" (John Bingham, The Telegraph)

2 March 2012 - "Jesus 'May Have Been Hermaphrodite', Says Researcher" (Ewan Palmer, International Business Times)

3 March 2012 - "Jesus Was a Man: Look at the Evidence, Dr Cornwall" (Peter Mullen, The Telegraph)

3 March 2012 - "Jesus May Have Been Intersex Claims Dr Susannah Cornwall" (Huffington Post)

16 March 2012 - "Feminist Theologian Claims we Can't be Sure Jesus was Male" (Brittany Smith, The Christian Post)

3 April 2012 - "Is God a Girl? Historian Claims Women Have Always 'Held Sway' Within Christianity" (Emma Reynolds, Daily Mail)