If biblical studies scholars received a Nobel Prize …
… then the Ratzinger Prize may well be it! And it was a huge delight in October to learn that the Revd. Prof. Richard Burridge, Dean of King’s College London, had been awarded this illustrious recognition for his work!
Benedict XVI instituted the Foundation on 1 March, 2010, and the committee was to recognise and award scholars who have distinguished themselves in the areas of publication and/or academic research. On the 26th October, the Pope himself awarded Richard the Prize:
You can watch the Ratzinger Prize ceremony here.
This was, as Richard tells us in my video interview below, a huge honour and we are all immensely proud of Richard for this achievement. King’s College are also running a day conference on 13th December which will explore and celebrate Richard’s work. Find out more about the event, ‘The Gospels connection to Jesus of Nazareth’, here. And I hope to see some of you there!
I video interviewed Richard during SBL about the prize. Here is the result:
Proof I was the one making the video!