Peter J. Gomes:
- a nationally influential Baptist minister
- one of the seven most distinguished preachers in America according to Time magazine
- an advocate for tolerance
- oversaw Harvard University's Memorial Church for more than 30 years,
- published 11 volumes of sermons and numerous books
- participated in the inaugurations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
- participated in the first inauguration of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.
Emory Library Holdings
- Gates, Henry Louis. In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past. New York: Crown Publishers, 2009.
- Aaseng, Nathan. African-American Religious Leaders: A-Z of African Americans. New York, NY: Facts On File, 2003., pp. 87-89.
- Ritz, David. Messengers: Portraits of African American Ministers, Evangelists, Gospel Singers, and Other Messengers of the Word. New York: Doubleday, 2006.
- Melton, J. Gordon, Religious leaders of America : a biographical guide to founders and leaders of religious bodies, churches, and spiritual groups in North America, Detroit: Gale, 1999
- Phelps, Shirelle, Contemporary Black Biography. Vol 15. Detroit: Gale Research, 1997.
- Who's Who in Religion, 4th Edition. Marquis Who's Who, 1993. p.188.
American lives 2 [videorecording] / producer/director Jack Youngelson ;
a film by Kunhardt Productions ; written by Henry Louis Gates. Jr. ;
senior producer, Graham Judd ; a production of Kunhardt Productions,
Inc., Inkwell Films, and Thirteen/ WNET New York.
- Host: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; features Maya Angelou, Bliss Broyard,
Don Cheadle, Morgan Freeman, Peter Gomes, Kathleen Henderson, Linda
Johnson Rice, Tom Joyner, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Chris Rock, and Tina
- Host: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; features Maya Angelou, Bliss Broyard, Don Cheadle, Morgan Freeman, Peter Gomes, Kathleen Henderson, Linda Johnson Rice, Tom Joyner, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Chris Rock, and Tina Turner.
- "Peter John Gomes." Religious Leaders of America. Gale, 1999. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 4 Mar. 2011.
- "Peter J. Gomes." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2009. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 4 Mar. 2011.
- A very full biography that list all of his published books and positions held.
- "Peter Gomes." Notable Black American Men, Book II. Ed. Jessie Carney Smith. Vol. 2. Detroit: Gale, 2006. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 4 Mar. 2011.
Peter J. Gomes
Obituaries and Reminiscences
The Harvard Crimson - Remembering Reverend Peter Gomes, Beloved Harvard Spiritual Leader (March 2, 2011)
Harvard Gazette - Obituary and reflections from Harvard colleagues (March 1, 2011)
New York Times - Obituary: "A Leading Voice Against Intolerance" (March 1, 2011)
Washington Post - Obituary (March 1, 2011)
Boston Globe - Obituary: "Groundbreaking Harvard Minister Dies" (March 2, 2011)
Remembering the Rev. Peter J. Gomes - on CNN.com, by Stephen Prothero
Remembering Peter J. Gomes - by Fran Cronin, Cambridge Resident
Rev. Gomes' view of God was one the world could live with - Dwayne Wickham, Marion Star