Early on December 4, the Olympic torch arrived in Atlanta, Ga., from Athens, Greece, to be carried by hand to Utah for the 2002 winter games. The torch will arrive in Louisville, Ky., on December 16, and Louisville Seminary's own Dr. W. Eugene March has been selected to carry it, part-way, through the city.
March is A.B. Rhodes Professor of Old Testament at Louisville Seminary, where he has taught since 1982. During his tenure there, he has served as Director of Continuing Education, Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program, Assistant to the President, and Dean of the Seminary.
March is widely-known for his adult Bible lessons in The Presbyterian Outlook
. He is the author of Israel and the Politics of the Land
(1994), the commentary on Haggai in the New Interpreter's Bible
(1996), and the revision of A.B. Rhodes' The Mighty Acts of God
(2000), and co-author of The Power of Ideas
(2000), an historical account of the establishment of the Louisville Grawemeyer Awards.
He has been scheduled to carry the Olympic torch on December 16 at the following location:
W. Eugene March
December 16, 2001
17:31 (military time) or 5:31 p.m.
On Newburg Road from Deerwood Avenue to Stevens Avenue.
For more information or to contact Dr. March, contact Michelle Melton
, 1 800 264-1939, ext. 497.