Timothy Radcliffe OP Wins Leading Theology Prize
LONDON - 18 May 2007 -- Dominican Father Timothy Radcliffe is
this year's winner of the £15,000
Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing for his book: What
is the Point of Being a Christian? published by Continuum.
Fr Timothy, had flown in from the 800th
Anniversary Dominican Symposium at Adrian, MI, to attend
the award ceremony on Tuesday at the Christian Resources Exhibition
said: "On Kentucky
Derby Day recently, Dominican came 11th so it's good that
a Dominican should be first past the post at Sandown Park. I am
especially pleased to win an award linked to the name of Michael
Ramsey. I never knew him but he had an enormous influence on young
Christians of my generation."
The Award, which is sponsored by the Lambeth Fund, was inaugurated
by Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams to encourage the
most promising contemporary theological writing and to identify
it for a wider Christian readership.
The biennial prize commemorates Dr Ramsey, who was Archbishop
of Canterbury 1961-1974, and his commitment to increasing the breadth
of theological understanding of people in general.
The Prize was inaugurated in 2003, and the first award was made
in 2005. Five books were shortlisted from the entries received.
Nominations are made by invited Anglican Primates worldwide, by
leaders of Christian church bodies in the UK, Anglican Diocesan
Bishops and by principals of theological colleges. Books may not
be nominated by publishers or members of the public.