Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Alien Sex: The Body and Desire in Cinema and Theology” as Want to Read:
Alien Sex: The Body and Desire in Cinema and Theology
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Alien Sex: The Body and Desire in Cinema and Theology (Challenges in Contemporary Theology)

3.45  ·  Rating details ·  20 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
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.

* Discusses various films, including the Alien quartet, Christopher Nolan’s Memento, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and
Paperback, 336 pages
Published February 4th 2004 by John Wiley & Sons (first published January 1st 2004)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Alien Sex, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Alien Sex

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-10)
Rating details
Sort: Default
Matt Moser
Brilliant but ultimately unsatisfying. I'm not sure that anthropological androgyny is the best way forward through the turbulent waves of the debate on sex and sexuality that the Church is facing. I fear that Loughlin unintentionally ends up denying the body altogether.

The analyses of films, however, are great (if pretentious) reads.
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
Worth it for the title, and then watching people's reaction upon seeing its actually a book about cinema and theology.
rated it liked it
Dec 22, 2008
Tuna Erdem
rated it liked it
Jan 20, 2013
rated it it was ok
Dec 14, 2013
Jul 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: research
Incredible take on theological cinematography and how it relates to issues of body and space.
rated it liked it
Jul 10, 2016
rated it it was ok
Jan 05, 2011
rated it really liked it
Aug 23, 2015
rated it really liked it
Nov 13, 2015
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Other Books in the Series

Challenges in Contemporary Theology (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Torture and Eucharist
  • After Writing
  • Mystical Theology
  • On Christian Theology
  • Scripture and Metaphysics: Aquinas and the Renewal of Trinitarian Theology
  • Christ and Culture
  • Shaping Theology: Engagements in a Religious and Secular World
  • In Adam's Fall: A Meditation on the Christian Doctrine of Original Sin
  • The Vietnam War and Theologies of Memory: Time and Eternity in the Far Country
  • Towards a Jewish-Christian-Muslim Theology