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




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.

Peter Manley SCOTT


Samuel Ferguson Professor of Applied Theology & Director of the Lincoln Theological Institute. Prof. Scott's current research encompasses political theology, theology of right and Christian social theology in interaction with Marxism.

Location: Samuel Alexander Building, room S1.43
Tel: 44 (0) 161.275.3064

The following is his description of his research to date:

In both teaching and research I am committed to relating theological insights to the dilemmas and issues of modern life. My work thereby cuts across disciplinary boundaries and draws on political theory and philosophy as well as Christian theological traditions. I am the author of Theology, Ideology and Liberation (Cambridge University Press, 1994), A Political Theology of Nature (Cambridge University Press, 2003), Anti-human Theology: Nature, Technology and the Postnatural (SCM Press, 2010), and numerous articles. I am co-editor of the Blackwell Companion to Political Theology (2004; second edition 2018), Future Perfect (2006), Re-moralising Britain? (2009), Nature, Space and the Sacred (2009), At home in the Future (2016) and Systematic Theology and Climate Change (2014). Furthermore, I am a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry (Princeton, USA) and an Anglican priest in the Diocese of Manchester.