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CoE scholar awarded 2013 Ratzinger Prize: The Church of England Newspaper, June 30, 2013 p 6 July 2, 2013

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Dr Richard Burridge

A Church of England clergyman is the first non-Roman Catholic to be awarded the Ratzinger Prize by the Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI Vatican Foundation. On 21 June 2013 Vatican Information Service announced that the Rev. Dr. Richard Burridge, dean of King’s College London and Prof.  Christian Schaller of Regensburg were this year’s winners.

Cardinal Camillo Ruini, president of the Foundation’s academic committee, stated Dr. Burridge “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.”

Prof. Schaller, deputy director of the Pope Benedict XVI Institute of Regensburg was honored  “not only for his contribution to theological studies but also in recognition of the role he is carrying out in the publication of Joseph Ratzinger’s complete works.”

“The Foundation’s aim is to place the question of God at the heart of academic reflection,” according to the VIS report. “Its two principal activities are awarding scholarships to those pursuing doctorates in Theology and organizing conferences of high academic standard.” This year’s conference sponsored by the foundation will be held at the Pontifical Lateran University in October and will be titled, “The Gospels: History and Christology.”

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