Alien Sex: The Body and Desire in Cinema and Theology

(Paperback - Feb 2004)
$54.95 - Online Price


This provocative study uses various noteworthy films to develop significant connections between the Christian tradition and contemporary culture, particularly with regard to the body, gender, and sexuality. The title evokes several themes of the work. It refers to: the way in which sexuality has sometimes been construed as an alien force within the body, for example, in the work of St Augustine; the way in which certain contemporary cultural texts, such as David Fincher's film Alien 3, continue the Augustinian theme in a secular mode, construing sexuality as an alien threat to human life and evoking fears about AIDS and childbirth; and the way in which a Christian account of sexuality must appear alien to us because it is a heavenly sexuality not natural to us in our fallen state. Loughlin's goal, to view sexuality from the perspective of heaven, is not intended to etherealize the body, but to focus readers on just how bodily and biological so much of Christian theology is.


  • SKU: 9780631211808
  • SKU10: 0631211802
  • Title: Alien Sex: The Body and Desire in Cinema and Theology
  • Series: Challenges in Contemporary Theology
  • Qty Remaining Online: 147
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Date Published: Feb 2004
  • Pages: 336
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Weight lbs: 1.08
  • Dimensions: 8.98" L x 6.06" W x 0.99" H
  • Features: Index, Illustrated, Bibliography
  • Themes: Theometrics | Academic;
  • Category: THEOLOGY
  • Subject: Film & Video - History & Criticism


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