Aztec Goddesses and Christian Madonnas: Images of the Divine Feminine in Mexico

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2012 - Religion - 327 pages
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This text uncovers the myths and images of 23 Aztec goddesses and 33 Christian Madonnas of Mexico. Their symbolic meaning is revealed by placing them in the context of the religious world in which they appear and by situating them within the devotional life of the faithful for whom they function as mediators of divine grace.

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Joseph Kroger is Professor of Religious Studies at St. Michael's College in Colchester Vermont, where he teaches and does research on Christian theology and the encounter of Christianity with other religions and cultures. He taught for three years as Visiting Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Literature at the University of the Americas (UDLA) in Puebla Mexico. He has published articles on liberation theology and the indigenous religious traditions of Guatemala and Mexico. Patrizia Granziera is a full time Professor of Art History at the University of Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico. She has her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Warwick (England). Her research focuses on the iconography of gardens and landscapes in Europe and Mexico and on the relationship of the Virgin Mary and Pre-hispanic goddesses to nature and the environment. She has published widely on this topic in journals such as the Journal of Intercultural Studies, Garden History, Landscape Research, World Christianity, Esoterica: The Journal, Diaspora.

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