Anglicans establish theological prize: The Michael Ramsey Prize for theological writing

August 10, 2004

A biennial $27,750 prize for new theological writing has been announced by Lambeth Palace in London.

The prize, named after Michael Ramsey, archbishop of Canterbury from 1961 to 1974 and known for his profound theological learning, is being sponsored by the Lambeth Fund and administered by the publishing house SPCK.

The new prize will be awarded by an eight-person panel that includes the present archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, himself a leading theologian.

The panel will seek a new work published in English between January 2000 and June 2004 which says “something new and compelling at the cutting edge of Christian thinking” and which will “make a serious contribution to the faith and life of the church.” –Religion News Service