Alien Sex (Innbundet)

The Body and Desire in Cinema and Theology

Serie: Challenges in Contemporary Theology 

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2003
Antall sider: 336
Forlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Challenges in Contemporary Theology
ISBN/EAN: 9780631211792
Kategori: Religion, historie og filosofi og Kulturhistorie
Omtale: Alien Sex
Gerard Loughlin is one of the leading theologians working at the interface between religion and contemporary culture. In this exceptional work, he uses cinema and the films it shows to think about the church and the visions of desire it displays. It discusses various films, including "The Alien Quartet", Christopher Nolan's "Memento", Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange", Nicolas Roeg's "The Man Who Fell to Earth" and Derek Jarman's "The Garden". It draws on a wide range of authors, both ancient and modern, religious and secular, from Plato to Levinas, from Karl Barth and Hans Urs von Balthasar to Andre Bazin and Leo Bersani. It uses cinema to think about the church as an ecclesiacinema, and films to think about sexual desire as erotic dispossession, as a way into the life of God. It is written from a radically orthodox Christian perspective, at once both Catholic and critical.

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