Historian of religion; university professor. Born– December 5, 1929, Miami, Fla. Parents– Thomas and Frankie (Calhoun) Armour. Married– Mary Anne Crum, May 30, 1957. Children– Three. Education– Baylor University, B.A., 1950; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, B.D., 1953; Harvard University, S.T.M., 1956; Th.D., 1963.  U.S. Army Chaplain, 1953-55.  Taught at Stetson University, 1960-73; at Auburn University (professor and department head), 1973-80; Mercer University, 1980-1998. Member of the American Academy of Religion, the American Society for Church History, the Southern Baptist Historical Society, and the Florida Baptist Historical Society. With his wife, Dr. Mary Anne Armour, established the Armour Family Therapy Lecture Series at Mercer University Medical School in 1998. Received the Brewer Award from the American Society for Church History, 1966.


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Updated 11-16-2012 by Nancy DuPree