David Edwin Harrell

David Edwin Harrell Jr. (February 22, 1930 – March 15, 2021) was an American historian best known for his scholarship of religion in the United States.

Harrell was born in Jacksonville, Florida to parents David Edwin (a physician) and Mildred Lee Harrell (a homemaker). He attended David Lipscomb College as an undergraduate, and Vanderbilt University as a graduate student. He received a Ph.D. in 1962.

Harrell was a professor at Auburn University, where he served as the Breeden Eminent Scholar of Southern History. He retired in 2006. He wrote biographies of Oral Roberts, Pat Robertson, and Homer Hailey, as well as other works about Pentecostalism and the Charismatic movement. In 2006, he published ''Unto a Good Land: A History of the American People'', a college textbook that discusses the effects of religion in the history of the United States.

Harrell died on March 15, 2021. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Harrell, David Edwin
Published 1966
Disciples of Christ Historical Society