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2013 Prize

2013 shortlisted authors with Rowan Williams

2013 shortlisted authors with Rowan Williams
(Left to right) Victor Lee Austin,   John Gillibrand, Thomas Yoder Neufeld, Paula Gooder, Michael Lodahl

2013 Prize winner Luke Bretherton with Rowan Williams

2013 Prize winner Luke Bretherton with Rowan Williams

2013 MICHAEL RAMSEY PRIZE

The winner of the 2013 Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing was Luke Bretherton for the book Christianity and Contemporary Politics.

Luke Bretherton received £10,000 and a beautiful mosaic plaque handmade by ceramicist Dee Hardwicke from the founder of the prize, Lord Williams of Oystermouth, former Archbishop of Canterbury.

The other authors who were shortlisted for the Prize were each presented with 1,000 and a handmade tile.

Awarding the 2013 prize - Photo gallery >>

More information on the prize >>

Full press release and prize winner photographs >>

Jane Williams chaired a discussion with 2013 Michael Ramsey Prize nominees Victor Lee Austin, Luke BrethertonJohn Gillibrand, Paula Gooder, Michael Lodahl and Thomas Yoder Neufeld.


Listen to a conversation about religion and imagery with the former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and  British art historian and museum director Neil Macgregor, introduced by Simon Kingston, General Secretary of SPCK.

Presss release: 27th May 2011: Winner of £10,000 Theology Prize announced. More >>

2013 Shortlisted Titles >>

List of 2013 judges >>


2011 Michael Ramsey Prize

Presss release: 27th May 2011: Winner of £10,000 Theology Prize announced. More >>

2011 Shortlisted Titles >>

List of 2011 judges >>

2011 Press Pack (PDF file) >>

Listen to Michael Ramsey Prize winner David Bentley Hart debate with Terry Sanderson of The National Secular Society on Atheist Delusions. Recording from 'Unbelievable', 22nd June 2011, Premier Christian Radio. >>


In 2009, the Prize ceremony was held at the Guardian Hay Festival on 28th May 2009. The winner was Richard Bauckham with Jesus and the Eyewitnesses. More about the 2009 Prize >>

In 2007, the Prize ceremony was held at the Christian Resources Exhibition. The winner was Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP with What is the Point of Being a Christian? More about the 2007 Prize >>

The Michael Ramsey Prize was inaugurated in 2005 when the winner was Bishop Tom Wright's work The Resurrection of the Son of God - Christian Origins and the Question of God (SPCK). More about the 2005 Prize >>


2009 Michael Ramsey Prize

28th May 2009: Winner of £15,000 Theology Prize announced.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams has announced that the winner of the Michael Ramsey Prize 2009 for theological writing is Jesus and the Eyewitnesses by Richard Bauckham. More >>

2009 Shortlisted Titles >>

List of 2009 judges >>

Press Pack

Download the archived Michael Ramsey Prize 2009 Press Pack, containing key facts, full details of the shortlist and interview/quote material from the 2009 shortlisted authors.

2009 Press Pack (PDF file) >>


2007 Michael Ramsey Prize

15th May 2007: Winner of £15,000 Theology Prize announced
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams has announced that the winner of the Michael Ramsey Prize 2007 for theological writing is What is the point of being a Christian? by Fr Timothy Radcliffe. More >>

2007 Shortlisted Titles >>

List of 2007 judges >>

Press Pack

Download the archived Michael Ramsey Prize 2007 Press Pack, containing key facts, full details of the shortlist and interview/quote material from the 2007 shortlisted authors.

2007 Press Pack (PDF file) >>


2005 Michael Ramsey Prize

2005 competition winner >>

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