Joseph Kroger, professor of religious studies, is co-author of a new book, Aztec Goddesses and Christian Madonnas: Images of the Divine Feminine in Mexico. (publisher: Ashgate, October 2012). The 346-page book includes 32 color and 116 black- and-white illustrations. His collaborator was Patrizia Granziera, an art history specialist at Universidad de Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico. Joe has a special research interest in 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, and has published articles on liberation theology and the indigenous religious traditions of Guatemala and Mexico. Granziera's 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. A reviewer, Terrence W. Tilley of Fordham University, wrote: "This book insightfully places the myths and images of goddesses and madonnas in their cultural contexts. We are in the authors' debt for assembling these scattered pieces so we might imagine a complex tapestry."