Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Jesus in Our Wombs: Embodying Modernity in a Mexican Convent” as Want to Read:
Jesus in Our Wombs: Embodying Modernity in a Mexican Convent
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Jesus in Our Wombs: Embodying Modernity in a Mexican Convent

by
really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating details ·  24 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
In Jesus in Our Wombs, Rebecca J. Lester takes us behind the walls of a Roman Catholic convent in central Mexico to explore the lives, training, and experiences of a group of postulants—young women in the first stage of religious training as nuns. Lester, who conducted eighteen months of fieldwork in the convent, provides a rich ethnography of these young women's journeys ...more
Paperback, 358 pages
Published April 4th 2005 by University of California Press (first published March 5th 2005)
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 Jesus in Our Wombs, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Jesus in Our Wombs

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

Community Reviews

(showing 1-48)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Jason Danely
May 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best books I have read on religion, subjectivity, and the body. It is ethnographically rich and accessible, detailing the everyday lives of postulants (aspiring nuns) in a Mexican convent as they remake their selves to embody divinity. This would be a compelling and interesting narrative in itself, involving layers of emotion, self-reflection, somatic attention, prayer, sociality and sacrifice, which Lester captures beautifully in the words and actions of the young women. Howe ...more
Marissa
rated it really liked it
Nov 12, 2008
Whitney
rated it liked it
Jun 28, 2012
Rachael Delacruz
rated it liked it
Jun 15, 2015
Lauren
rated it it was amazing
Apr 30, 2008
Agrimensor
rated it really liked it
Nov 20, 2017
Sam Grace
rated it really liked it
Apr 12, 2013
Evan A.
rated it really liked it
Aug 06, 2016
Spensierata
rated it really liked it
Oct 19, 2014
abby gold
rated it really liked it
Jan 11, 2012
Emily
rated it it was amazing
Jan 12, 2009
Cory Driver
rated it it was amazing
Dec 10, 2011
Bethany
rated it really liked it
Dec 11, 2015
Raul
rated it it was amazing
Jul 09, 2013
Emmanuel Michaelides
rated it it was ok
Nov 02, 2015
Bobbie
rated it it was amazing
Mar 27, 2014
Fletcher
rated it it was ok
Feb 22, 2011
Christian
rated it really liked it
Apr 08, 2017
Ginath13
rated it liked it
Apr 11, 2013
Taiba
Oct 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Skimmed chapters 5, 6, 8, 9 and 12.
Evgenia
rated it really liked it
Sep 25, 2015
Sara
rated it it was amazing
Jul 19, 2012
Cherry
rated it liked it
Apr 20, 2012
Robin
marked it as to-read
Sep 12, 2008
Angela
marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2009
Maddie
marked it as to-read
May 18, 2011
Y
marked it as to-read
Sep 05, 2011
Hatice Altundal
marked it as to-read
Nov 04, 2012
Jasmine Woodson
marked it as to-read
Dec 19, 2012
Lauren Nippoldt
marked it as to-read
Dec 20, 2012
Amanda
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2013
Lucas
added it
Mar 10, 2013
Yuting Yin
marked it as to-read
Mar 21, 2013
Tracy
marked it as to-read
May 05, 2013
Caroline Graham
marked it as to-read
Apr 27, 2014
Cay Castle
marked it as to-read
May 12, 2014
Kieran Holzhauer
marked it as to-read
May 24, 2014
Fai Lee
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2014
owleyes
marked it as to-read
Dec 18, 2014
Amy
marked it as to-read
Sep 28, 2015
Irma Fuentes
marked it as to-read
Nov 06, 2015
Rachael Hopwood
is currently reading it
Feb 23, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »