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

By Gerard Loughlin

Gerard Loughlin is likely one of the top theologians operating on the interface among faith and modern tradition. during this unparalleled paintings, he makes use of cinema and the movies it indicates to consider the church and the visions of hope it screens.

  • Discusses quite a few movies, together with the Alien quartet, Christopher Nolan’s keepsake, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: an area Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange, Nicolas Roeg’s the fellow Who Fell to Earth and Derek Jarman’s The Garden.
  • Draws on a variety of authors, either historical and sleek, non secular and secular, from Plato to Levinas, from Karl Barth and Hans Urs von Balthasar to André Bazin and Leo Bersani.
  • Uses cinema to consider the church as an ecclesiacinema, and flicks to contemplate sexual wish as erotic dispossession, as a manner into the lifetime of God.
  • Written from a significantly orthodox Christian viewpoint, instantaneously either Catholic and critical.

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