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By Gerard Loughlin

ISBN-10: 0631211799

ISBN-13: 9780631211792

ISBN-10: 0631211802

ISBN-13: 9780631211808

Gerard Loughlin is likely one of the prime theologians operating on the interface among faith and modern tradition. during this remarkable paintings, he makes use of cinema and the movies it indicates to consider the church and the visions of hope it screens.

  • Discusses quite a few movies, together with the Alien quartet, Christopher Nolan’s souvenir, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: an area Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange, Nicolas Roeg’s the fellow Who Fell to Earth and Derek Jarman’s The Garden.
  • Draws on quite a lot of authors, either historic and sleek, spiritual and secular, from Plato to Levinas, from Karl Barth and Hans Urs von Balthasar to André Bazin and Leo Bersani.
  • Uses cinema to contemplate the church as an ecclesiacinema, and flicks to consider sexual hope as erotic dispossession, as a fashion into the lifetime of God.
  • Written from a considerably orthodox Christian point of view, right away either Catholic and critical.

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