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Wake Forest University 'Worship in Wait' service presents Peter Gomes


September 19, 2008

Peter Gomes, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at the Harvard Divinity School and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church of Harvard University, will deliver the sermon at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 during Worship in Wait at Wake Forest University’s Wait Chapel. 

Gomes is the recipient of 36 honorary degrees, and is an Honorary Fellow of Emmanuel College, at 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.  He has preached at many historic events, including the inauguration of Deval L. Patrick as governor of Massachusetts.  

Gomes’ 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.”  Two of his previous books, “The Good Life: Truths That Last in Times of Need” and “The Good Book:  Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart,” were on The New York Times best-seller list.  Gomes has also published 10 volumes of sermons and numerous articles and papers.

The Worship in Wait series brings distinguished preachers from diverse religious traditions to Wait Chapel.  The goal of Worship in Wait is to respond to contemporary issues within the context of ecumenical worship.  Worship in Wait events are sponsored by the Office of the President, the School of Divinity and the Office of the Chaplain, and are free and open to the public.  For more information, call 336-758-5121.

Press Contacts:

Audrey Fannin
(336) 758-5237


Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237


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