Alien Sex: The Body and Desire in Cinema and Theology by Gerard Loughlin

By Gerard Loughlin

Gerard Loughlin is among the prime theologians operating on the interface among faith and modern tradition. during this unheard of paintings, he makes use of cinema and the flicks it indicates to contemplate the church and the visions of wish it monitors.

  • Discusses a variety of movies, together with the Alien quartet, Christopher Nolan’s souvenir, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: an area Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange, Nicolas Roeg’s the guy Who Fell to Earth and Derek Jarman’s The Garden.
  • Draws on a variety of authors, either historic and glossy, spiritual and secular, from Plato to Levinas, from Karl Barth and Hans Urs von Balthasar to André Bazin and Leo Bersani.
  • Uses cinema to contemplate the church as an ecclesiacinema, and movies to contemplate sexual hope as erotic dispossession, as a fashion into the lifetime of God.
  • Written from a noticeably orthodox Christian standpoint, without delay either Catholic and critical.

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