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Dr. Ambrose Publishes Sixth Book: Donates to Library

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Since our last announcement concerning Dr. Roger Pilon’s gift to the library, Dr. Linda Ambrose has sent us two copies of a book she co-wrote with Dr. Michael Wilkinson, entitled After the Revival: Pentecostalism and the Making of a Canadian Church.  Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020.

Dr. Ambrose is a Professor of History at Laurentian while Dr. Michael Wilkinson is a Professor of Sociology at Trinity Western University, where he also serves as Director, Religion in Canada Institute, and Co-ordinator, Canadian Pentecostal Research Network.

In their new book, the authors analyse how Pentecostalism grew from early revival meetings which swept through Canadian communities, big and small, in the early 1900s into a church which expanded across the country while many other Christian denominations have declined. Locally, there are five Pentecostal churches: Glad Tidings, Finnish Pentecostal, New Sudbury Pentecostal,  Sudbury United Pentecostal and Valley Pentecostal.

Both the print and ebook editions of the book have now been catalogued. 

One print copy is available in circulation and may be requested for curbside pickup; the second has been assigned to the University Faculty Authors’ collection, currently housed in the Archives.

The ebook also just arrived as a part of our contract with the Association of Canadian University Presses for its publications.

After the Revival is Dr. Ambrose’s sixth book.  Her other publications include:

Ambrose, Linda McGuire, and Joan M. Jensen, eds. Women in Agriculture: Professionalizing Rural Life in North America and Europe, 1880-1965. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2017.

Ambrose, Linda McGuire. A Great Rural Sisterhood: Madge Robertson Watt and the ACWW. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015.

Ambrose, Linda McGuire. Women’s Institutes in Canada: the First One Hundred Years, 1897-1997. Gloucester, ON: Tri-Co Printing, 2000.

Ambrose, Linda McGuire. For Home and Country: the Centennial History of the Women’s Institutes in Ontario. Erin, ON: Boston Mills Press, 1996.

And of course:

Ambrose, Linda McGuire et al. Laurentian University: a History. Montréal: Published for Laurentian University by McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010.

French-language edition:
Ambrose, Linda McGuire et al. L’Université Laurentienne : une histoire. Montréal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010.

Faculty and students interested in donating to the library may contact gifts librarian Ashley Thomson (, and donations accepted are eligible for receipts for income tax purposes.