In the twenty-first century, the word Presbyterian is virtually synonymous with “austere” and “parochial.” These associations are by no means histori- cally unfounded, as early Canadian Presbyterians insisted on Sabbath obser- vance and had a penchant for inter- and intra-denominational disagreement. However, many other ideas circulated within this religious community’s collective psyche. Boundless Dominion delves into the elaborate worldview that galvanized nineteenth-century Canadian Presbyterianism. Denis McKim uncovers a vi- brant print culture and Presbyterian support for such initiatives as Indigenous evangelism, temperance advocacy, and anti-slavery activism and finds that many of the denomination’s characteristics contrast sharply with its dour and quarrelsome reputation. Tracing the themes of providence, politics, nature, and history in Presbyterian communities across five provinces, from Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick to Lower and Upper Canada, this book reveals that at the heart of this denomination lay a desire to facilitate God’s dominion and to promote Protestant piety across northern North America and beyond. Through an innovative approach to the study of religious ideas, Boundless Dominion highlights the permeability of borders and the myriad ways in which nineteenth-century Canada – including its Presbyterian community – shaped and was shaped by interactions with the wider world. Denis McKim teaches in the History Department at Douglas College. The year 2015 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the end of the Second Vati- can Council, which aimed to align the Church with the modern world. Over the last five decades, women religious have engaged with the council’s reforms with unprecedented enthusiasm, far exceeding the expectations of the Church. Addressing how Canadian women religious envisioned and lived out the changes in religious life brought on by a pluralistic and secularizing world, Vatican II and Beyond analyzes the national organization of female and male congregations, the Canadian Religious Conference, and the lives of two indi- vidual sisters: visionary congregational leader Alice Trudeau and social justice activist Mary Alban. This book focuses on the new transnational networks, feminist concepts, professionalization of religious life, and complex political landscapes that emerged during this period of drastic transition as women religious sought to reconstruct identities, redefine roles, and signify vision and mission at both the personal and collective levels. Following women religious as they encountered new meanings of faith in their congregations, the Church, and society at large, Vatican II and Beyond demonstrates that the search for a renewed vision was not just a response to secularization, but a way to be reborn as Catholic women. Rosa Bruno-Jofré is professor in the Faculty of Education and the Department of History at Queen’s University. Heidi MacDonald is associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Lethbridge. Elizabeth M. Smyth is professor and vice-dean of programs in the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto. 3 8 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 7 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S McGill-Queen’s Studies in the History of Religion November 2017 978-0-7735-5107-7 $34.95A CDN, $34.95A US, £29.99 paper 978-0-7735-5106-0 $110.00S CDN, $110.00S US, £95.00 cloth 6 x 9 360pp 1 table eBook available H I S T O R Y O F R E L I G I O N • C A N A D I A N H I S T O R Y Boundless Dominion Providence, Politics, and the Early Canadian Presbyterian Worldview denis mckim A study of the ideas – especially regarding providence, politics, nature, and history – that influenced the early Canadian Presbyterian worldview. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S November 2017 978-0-7735-5149-7 $34.95A CDN, $34.95A US, £29.99 paper 978-0-7735-5148-0 $110.00S CDN, $110.00S US, £95.00 cloth 6 x 9 224pp 19 photos, 1 map, 2 tables eBook available R E L I G I O U S S T U D I E S • W O M E N ’ S H I S T O R Y Vatican II and Beyond The Changing Mission and Identity of Canadian Women Religious rosa bruno-jofré, heidi macdonald, and elizabeth m. smyth A look at the impact of Vatican II through the Canadian Religious Conference and the lived experience of Sisters Alice Trudeau and Mary Alban.