Dr. Kevin Flatt

Associate Professor of History

Chair of the Department of History, Politics and International Studies

Phone: 9056482139 Ext:4435

Email: kflatt@redeemer.ca

Office: 208C

Department: History, Politics & International Studies

Education

Ph.D. (2009), History, McMaster University
M.A. (2004), History, University of Western Ontario
B.A. (2003), Economics, University of Waterloo

Courses

  • Western Culture & Tradition I (HUM-110)
  • A World at War: The Turbulent Twentieth Century (HIS-108)
  • Modern Germany: 1740–1990 (HIS-344)
  • History of the Modern Middle East (HIS-357)
  • Christianity in the Modern World (HIS-411)

About

Kevin Flatt is associate professor of history and chair of the Department of History, Politics, and International Studies. He is the author of After Evangelicalism: The Sixties and the United Church of Canada (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013) and has published widely on the history and sociology of Protestantism in Canada. His research has been covered by media outlets such as CBC Radio, Christianity Today, the National Post, Maclean’s magazine, the Washington Post, and Dr. Al Mohler’s The Briefing.  His history column appears in each issue of Faith Today, Canada’s national evangelical magazine. He is currently conducting research on the history of secularization. Dr. Flatt lives with his wife and two children in his hometown of Kitchener, Ontario.

Research Interests

Recent Publications

Books

Flatt, K. After Evangelicalism: The Sixties and the United Church of Canada. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013.

Selected Articles and Chapters

Flatt, K., D.M. Haskell, and S. Burgoyne. “Secularization and Attribution: How Mainline Protestant Clergy and Congregants Explain Church Growth and Decline.” Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review 79 no. 1 (Spring 2018): 78-107.

Burgoyne, S., K. Flatt, and D.M. Haskell. “Going the Extra Mile: The Impact of Theological Orientation and Other Congregational Factors on the Drive Times of Growing and Declining Church Attendees.” Journal of Cultural Geography 34 no. 3 (October 2017): 324-51.

Haskell, D.M., K. Flatt, and S. Burgoyne. “Theology Matters: Comparing the Traits of Growing and Declining Mainline Protestant Church Attendees and Clergy.” Review of Religious Research 58 no. 4 (December 2016): 515-41.

Haskell, D.M., S. Burgoyne, and K. Flatt. “Factors Influencing Church Choice: An Exploration of Responses from New Attendees at Growing Canadian Mainline Churches.” Canadian Review of Sociology 53 no. 4 (November 2016): 409-436.

Haskell, D.M., S. Burgoyne, and K. Flatt. “Mainline Denominational Switching in Canada: Comparing the Religious Trajectories of Growing and Declining Church Attendees.” Canadian Journal of Sociology 41 no. 4 (2016): 493-524.

Flatt, K. and D. M. Haskell. “Participant Experiences at a Charismatic Catholic Youth Rally: What Happens When Participant Socialization and Organizer Intentions Don’t Match?” Religious Education112 no. 2 (March-April 2016): 1-16.

Haskell, D. M., and K. Flatt. “When Youth Experience God: The Reported Impact of a Mainline Protestant Youth Rally and a Charismatic-Evangelical Youth Rally on Attendees’ Religious Faith.” Journal of Youth Ministry 13 no. 2 (Spring 2015): 21-52.

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, 2012.
 
Flatt, K. “Theological Innovation from Spiritual Experience: Henry Alline’s Anti-Calvinism in Late Eighteenth-Century Nova Scotia and New England.” Journal of Religious History 33 no. 3 (September 2009): 285-300.