Dominican Father Timothy Radcliffe is this year's winner of the £15,000 Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing for his book: What is the Point of Being a Christian? published by Continuum.
Fr Timothy, who had flown in from the United States to attend the award ceremony on Tuesday at the Christian Resources Exhibition in Esher, said: "On Kentucky Derby Day recently, Dominican came 11th so it's good that a Dominican should be first past the post at Sandown Park. I am especially pleased to win an award linked to the name of Michael Ramsey. I never knew him but he had an enormous influence on young Christians of my generation."