The Body and Desire in Cinema and Theology
By (author) Gerard Loughlin
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Alien Sex by Gerard Loughlin
Book DescriptionGerard 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631211792
(237mm x 161mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gerard Loughlin
Queer Theology, Paperback (October 2007)
Queer Theology makes an important contribution to public debate about Christianity and sex. This remarkable collection reconceptualizes the body and its desires, enlarging the meaningfulness of Christian sexuality for the good of the Church.
Alien Sex, Paperback (November 2003)
Uses cinema and the films it shows to think about the church and the visions of desire it displays. This book 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".
Telling God's Story, Paperback (September 1999)
Introduces narrative theology, and demonstrates how this theology is both orthodox and radical.
Sex These Days, Paperback (June 1997)» View all books by Gerard Loughlin
A collection of essays exploring what has been lost and gained in replacing modern sexual orthodoxy with the heresies of postmodern sexualities.
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Author Biography - Gerard Loughlin
Gerard Loughlin is Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He is a founding co-editor of the journal Theology & Sexuality.
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