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

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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
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published February 4th 2004 by John Wiley & Sons (first published January 1st 2004)
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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.
Luke
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.
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Incredible take on theological cinematography and how it relates to issues of body and space.
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