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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?

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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.

Systematic Theology for a Changing Climate

 

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The Lincoln Theological Institute is delighted to announce a new project in which an international group of theologians will meet to compose a multi-authored systematic theology that takes as its primary interlocutor a changing climate. Undertaken with the University of Edinburgh, the group is convened by LTI Director, Peter Scott and Michael Northcott (Professor of Ethics at Edinburgh).

This project works from the premise that the issue of a warming climate will be a central concern within and without the academy for the next 20 – 30 years. There is some work already being undertaken within theology and the study of religions to explore the complexity of anthropogenic climate change. Yet the task remains barely begun and is daunting in its scope and complexity. This project proposes that a useful theological response would be to produce a theology that systematically explores and engages the complexity of climate change.  This project brings together an international group of theologians to compose a multi-authored systematic theology.

Each theologian will be responsible for writing a single chapter that explores climate change from selected doctrinal loci. Two meetings of the writing team are envisaged. The project will conclude in 2013.

The research group comprises:

  • Peter Scott & Niels Henrik Gregersen (Manchester/Copenhagen)--Method
  • Timothy Gorringe (University of Exeter)--Triune God
  • Niels Henrik Gregersen (University of Copenhagen)--Christology
  • Michael Northcott (University of Edinburgh)--Spirit
  • Celia Deane-Drummond (University of Chester)--Creation
  • Rachel Muers (University of Leeds)--Creatures
  • Peter Scott (University of Manchester)--Humanity
  • Neil Messer (University of Winchester)--Sin and salvation
  • Tamara Grdzelidze (World Council of Churches, Geneva)--Church
  • Stefan Skrimshire (University of Manchester)--Eschatology