Michael Ramsey Prize 2019
Launched in 2005, the Michael Ramsey Prize is awarded every three years and celebrates the most promising contemporary theological writing from the global Church.
The goals of the Prize are to:
- Encourage the writing and reading of theology to help the Church in thinking more deeply, acting more wisely, and witnessing more effectively.
- Promote engagement with theology by generating publicity, providing a forum for discussion, and contributing to the popularity of theological literature.
- Provide a vehicle by which the Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury can encourage and challenge Christians to love God with all their heart and soul and mind and strength.
- Recognise and contribute to the success of published resources that will encourage all Christians to play a more active role in a worldwide praying, witnessing, and reconciling church.
The Michael Ramsey Prize is administered by SPCK and is sponsored by the Lambeth Trust.
This year's winner was The Splash of Words (Mark Oakley). The Archbishop of Canterbury said: “Mark Oakley’s work shines with an infectious love for poetry and for theology. Written with power and subtlety, Mark shows us how poetry can change our whole view of the world. He sees poetry not just as a tool for expressing faith but as a way of understanding: God is in the world as poetry is in a poem."
Read more from the Church Times here: https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2019/30-august/news/uk/mark-oakley-wins-2019-michael-ramsey-prize