This collection of essays consists of papers either presented at or invited to the Coming Back to Life: Performance, Memory, and Cognition colloquium, held in May 2014 at McGill University and Concordia University (Montreal, Canada).  As the first fully digital book published by the McGill University Library, this collection establishes proof-of-concept for eBook publishing at McGill University, thus expanding McGill’s ePublishing initiatives.  The volume is dedicated to the late Ellen Aitken (1961-2014), Dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies (2007-2014) and Associate Professor of Early Christian History and Literature (2004-2014) at McGill University, who had the initial vision for the project and was originally to be co-editor with Frederick S. Tappenden and Carly Daniel-Hughes.