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The Fifth Element and the Erotics of Salvation

In this episode of Literary Tales, we examine the myths and symbols of “The Fifth Element” and learn that this cult classic of science fiction is really a mystical tale of erotic salvation playing on religious, Neoplatonic, and Christian symbolism and theology.

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Hesiod, Paul Krause in real life, is the editor of VoegelinView and a writer on art, culture, literature, politics, and religion for numerous journals, magazines, and newspapers. He is the author of The Odyssey of Love and the Politics of Plato, and a contributor to the College Lecture Today and the forthcoming book Diseases, Disasters, and Political Theory. He holds master’s degrees in philosophy and theology (biblical & religious studies) from the University of Buckingham and Yale, and a bachelor’s degree in economics, history, and philosophy from Baldwin Wallace University.

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