Peter J. Gomes

 Peter J. Gomes
Address14 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 2138

Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University

Peter J. Gomes, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, is an American Baptist minister. A member of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and of the Faculty of Divinity, Professor Gomes was presented with the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award by Harvard University in 2001 and with the Preston N. Williams Black Alumni/ae Award by Harvard Divinity School in 2006. His most recent books are The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus: What’s So Good About the Good News? and Strength for the Journey: Biblical Wisdom for Daily Living (2003). He is the recipient of 36 honorary degrees, and is an Honorary Fellow of Emmanuel College, the University of Cambridge, England, where the Gomes Lectureship is established in his name. In 2007 he was appointed to membership in The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, the oldest order of chivalry in Britain, and he preached at the inauguration of Deval L. Patrick as governor of Massachusetts. In 2005 he presented a series of sermons in St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, England; in 2004 he gave the Convocation Address at Harvard Divinity School; and in 2003 he delivered the Lyttleton Addresses at Eton College, England. His New York Times best-selling books include The Good Life: Truths That Last in Times of Need and The Good Book: Reading the Bible With Mind and Heart; in addition, he has published 10 volumes of sermons and numerous articles and papers. Among other trusteeships, Professor Gomes serves as Harvard University trustee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; trustee of Bates College, Lewiston, Maine; and trustee of Roxbury Latin School, West Roxbury, Massachusetts.

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