This page is an appendix for our post on the function of Micah 6:8 in the Auburn Creed. You can review below various items related to the Creed.
Here’s the commercial from 2003—the one that leaves out the Micah 6:8 reference.
The final words of the Creed welcome you to Auburn’s campus. It’s engraved between the 1917 Gates at Toomer’s Corner.
Here’s a more legible photo.
Aubie wants you to know the Auburn Creed.
Auburn students pass under the Creed when exiting the Student Center. Thankfully, this display correctly dates the Creed to 1943, although the Creed page at auburn.edu for some reason says 1945. **UPDATE** Somebody fixed it!
Petrie’s original draft is dated 1943.
And the first published version appeared in The Auburn Plainsman in January 1944. (See left side of front page.)
Auburn used all of the Creed for this video in 2013.
Source: Auburn Creed 2013
Someone thought it fitting to have Jay Prosch deliver walking humbly with my God; an obvious choice since Prosch’s arm, like the Creed, quotes the Hebrew Bible, from Joshua 1:7, “Only be strong and courageous.”
And speaking of other languages . . .
Source: Auburn Creed, International
The above video is 180º from 2003—the Micah 6:8 allusion stands out because it’s in English!
Finally, here is the Creed on the side of Auburn Arena.
Again with the 1945! I wish I could tell you there’s a good reason why the Creed is often dated to 1945, though Petrie wrote it in 1943 and it appeared in the Plainsman in January 1944. When I discovered this discrepancy, I wondered if the Creed had been adopted in some official way in 1945, but I’ve found no evidence of anything like that. Apparently, someone made the 1945 mistake several years ago in some way that became influential. My guess is that the arena engraving is incorrect because auburn.edu is incorrect. Why it is that auburn.edu says 1945—when there must be someone at the university who knows about it; and it would take about 10 seconds to fix—remains mysterious. **UPDATE** The year at auburn.edu has been corrected. Also, we now know the Creed will be dated correctly at the Auburn Memorial.
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