Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A moment of silence for the passing of Rev. Peter Gomes

Reverend Peter Gomes, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at the Harvard School of Divinity and the Pusey Minister of Harvard's Memorial Church, has passed away at the too-young age of 68.

The reader comments to the article announcing his passing in The Harvard Crimson give a sense of the impact he had on generations of Harvard students.

He was a true gentleman, a scholar, a friend to many, and recognized as one of the best preachers in America.  His sermons were filled with wisdom that non-Christians could appreciate, delivered in a rich, sonorous voice that seemed to have influences of the Boston Brahmin, the Caribbean, and Oxford.

Many of his sermons can be listened to on iTunes, here and here.

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