FR RADCLIFFE WINS THE MICHAEL RAMSEY PRIZE

THREE CHEERS FOR FR TIMOTHY RADCLIFFE’S “What’s the point of being a Christian?” … which, it was announced yesterday, has won the 2007 Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing. The five authors I most wish to see in the hands of my fellow Christians today are Rowan Williams’ “Tokens of Trust”, Timothy Radcliffe’s “What’s the Point of Being a Christian?”, Maggi Dawn’s essay “Whose Text is it Anyway?” in “An Acceptable Sacrifice”, Alan Jones’ “Re-imagining Christianity” and Elizabeth Liddle’s “Pip and the Edge of Heaven”. Amongst the most inspirational Christian thinking I’ve read in the past 25 years, I’d hazard that readers of all five will believe they’ve just been to a banquet … and might look forward to attending The Banquet come Sunday.