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The Danger of Prophecy

Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life

6th Annual Prophetic Voices of the Church Lecture

Rev. Peter Gomes
Harvard University

Date: March 15, 2007
Location: The Heights Room, Corcoran Commons at Boston College
Time: 7:30 PM

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The Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes is Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in The Memorial Church at Harvard University, where he has served for more than thirty years. Widely regarded as one of America's most distinguished preachers, Professor Gomes has lectured and preached throughout America and the British Isles. In recent years he has preached to the British royal family at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, delivered the Convocation Address at Harvard Divinity School, the Lyman Beecher Lectures at Yale Divinity School, and given major addresses at Eton College, Oxford University, the University of Cambridge, and Canterbury Cathedral. Named Clergy of the Year in 1998 by Religion in American Life, Professor Gomes delivered prayers at the presidential inaugurations of Ronald Wilson Reagan and of George Herbert Walker Bush.

Professor Gomes is the author of the New York Times best-selling books The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart (1996) and Sermons: Biblical Wisdom for Daily Living (1998), as well as The Good Life: Truths That Last in Times of Need (2002), Strength for the Journey (2003), and ten additional volumes of sermons from The Memorial Church. He holds degrees from Bates College (A.B., 1965), and from the Harvard Divinity School (S.T.B.,1968); and thirty honorary degrees. He is an Honorary Fellow of Emmanuel College at The University of Cambridge, England, where The Gomes Lectureship is established in his name.