Richard Burridge first non-Catholic to receive the Ratzinger Prize
Quite amazing, King College's own Dean, the Rev Richard Burridge is the first non-Catholic to receive the prize. Just before he left he led a study day with James Dunn at King's the last session of which I attended. As we shook hands he said that he couldn't hang around as he needed to get to the airport. Now I know why! Many congrats, Richard!
“Richard Burridge today,” said Cardinal Ruini, “is definitely an eminent figure in the field of Biblical studies and not only of the English language. In particular, he has made a great contribution in that decisive area of the historical and theological recognition of the Gospels' inseparable connection to Jesus of Nazareth.”
(Text from http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2013/06/21/ratzinger_prizes_announced_for_2013/en1-703659 of the Vatican Radio website)