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Associate Professor of History
Director of Research
Chair of the Department of History and International Studies
Phone: 905.648.2139 Ext 4435
Fax: 905.648.2134
Office: 208C
Email: kflatt@redeemer.ca
Twitter: @knflatt

Courses taught:
HIS 105  Development of Western Civilization
HIS 221  Canadian History: Pre-Confederation
HIS 222   Canadian History: Post-Confederation
HIS 312   Totalitarianism in the Twentieth Century
HIS 323   Canada and the Sixties
HIS 344   Modern Germany: 1740-1990
HIS 357   History of the Modern Middle East
HIS 411   Christianity in the Modern World
HIS 429   Religion in Modern Canada



Ph.D. (2009), History, McMaster University

M.A. (2004), History, University of Western Ontario

B.A. (2003), Economics, University of Waterloo


  • Secularization and religious change in Western societies
  • Protestantism in Canada
  • Social and cultural change in Canada since 1945


Flatt, K. After Evangelicalism: The Sixties and the United Church of Canada. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013.
Flatt, K. “The ‘New Curriculum’ Controversy and the Religious Crisis of the United Church of Canada, 1952-1965.” In The Sixties and Beyond: Dechristianization in North America and Western Europe, 1945-2000, edited by Nancy Christie and Michael Gauvreau. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013.
Flatt, K. “Roman Coins in Christian Hands.” Review of Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD by Peter Brown. Comment, December 14, 2012.
Haskell, D., K. Flatt, and R. Lathangue. “Measuring the Effectiveness of a Church’s Off-line and On-line Marketing Campaign: The Case of the United Church of Canada’s ‘WonderCafe.’” Journal of Communication and Religion 35 no. 3 (November 2012): 172-201.
Flatt, K. “American Heretics.” Review of Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics, by Ross Douthat. Comment, May 23, 2012. 
Flatt, Kevin. "Cross-Border Evangelicals: Americans and Canadians." Comment, April 21, 2011.
Flatt, Kevin. "The Liberalization of the United Church." Theological Digest and Outlook 26 no. 2 (September 2010): 6-10.
Flatt, Kevin. "A Mainline Minority: Assessing the Present State of the United Church Renewal Movement." Church & Faith Trends 3 no. 3 (December 2010).
Flatt, Kevin. "Theological Innovation from Spiritual Experience: Henry Alline's Anti-Calvinism in Late Eighteenth-Century Nova Scotia and New England." Journal of Religious History 33:3 (September 2009).