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The Resource Alien sex : the body and desire in cinema and theology, Gerard Loughlin

Alien sex : the body and desire in cinema and theology, Gerard Loughlin

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Alien sex : the body and desire in cinema and theology
Title
Alien sex
Title remainder
the body and desire in cinema and theology
Statement of responsibility
Gerard Loughlin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Gerard Loughlin is one of the leading theologians working at the interface between religion and contemporary culture. In this work he uses cinema and the films it shows to think about the church and the visions of desire it displays." "In the figure of the alien, Loughlin finds a metaphor for that which is both most feared and desired: the body and its cravings. Secular culture follows St. Augustine in thinking sex an alien force within the body. But the ancient church also found in sex the presence of a yet stranger desire that secularity forgets: the divine eros that is always other to us even as it draws us into its embrace. In God we find that which is both infinitely alien and intimate to ourselves." "Alien Sex explores the Christian tradition of 'sacred eroticism' - from Gregory of Nyssa to Hans Urs von Balthasar. Through a close reading of such films as The Devils, Breaking the Waves and Derek Jarman's The Garden, Loughlin shoes how Christianity calls to us to view sexuality from the perspective of heaven, not in order to escape the body but to encounter it more intensively. Through desire of the body we regain paradise."--Jacket
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DLC
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Loughlin, Gerard
Dewey number
233/.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BT741.3
LC item number
.L68 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Challenges in contemporary theology
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  • Human body
  • Sex
  • Motion pictures
Label
Alien sex : the body and desire in cinema and theology, Gerard Loughlin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Desiring bodies -- Seeing in the dark -- Visionary screens -- Alien sex -- God's sex -- Sex slaves -- Want of family -- The man who fell to Earth -- The garden
Control code
52714763
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxx, 306 pages
Isbn
9780631211808
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003015211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Alien sex : the body and desire in cinema and theology, Gerard Loughlin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Desiring bodies -- Seeing in the dark -- Visionary screens -- Alien sex -- God's sex -- Sex slaves -- Want of family -- The man who fell to Earth -- The garden
Control code
52714763
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxx, 306 pages
Isbn
9780631211808
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003015211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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