The 2016 Judges
A panel of five men and women, with a passion for reading and theology has been selected to judge the six shortlisted books.
They are, from left to right:-
Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
Professor Rosalind Searle: Director at The Centre for Trust, Peace, & Social Relations
Sally Magnusson: Broadcaster & Writer
Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon: Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, and former Archbishop of the Province of Kaduna in Nigeria
Dr Anna Rowlands: Lecturer in Catholic Studies in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University
The judges will judge each book against the key criteria for the Prize: to celebrate the most promising contemporary theological writing, and upon the degree to which each book deepens their faith, makes them think, inspires them to action, and is an enjoyable read.
The winning book will be announced at Greenbelt on Sunday 28th August 2016.