"The Southernization of American Religion in the 20th Century" will be the topic of a lecture at Samford University Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 3 p.m.
Dr. David Edwin Harrell, Jr., Breeden Eminent Scholar in the Humanities at Auburn University, will speak on the subject in Divinity Hall North 101. The public is invited.
Harrell is an internationally recognized authority on religion and politics in America. He is the author of numerous books, including Oral Roberts: An American Life; Pat Robertson: A Personal, Religious and Political Portrait; All Things Are Possible: The Healing and Charismatic Revivals in Modern America; and the forthcoming Churches of Christ in the 20th Century: Homer Hailey's Personal Journal of Faith.
He recently completed a two-year appointment as Director of the American Studies Research Center in Hyderabad, India.
The lecture is sponsored by Samford's Department of History and Political Science, Department of Religion and Beeson Divinity School. Harrell's visit is part of the Birmingham Area Consortium of Higher Education's Visiting Writers Series in cooperation with the Auburn University Center for Arts and Humanities.