Vulnerable Communion Honoured
Tom Reynolds, Associate Professor of Theology 's book, Vulnerable Communion: A Theology of Disability and Hospitality, is one of six finalists for the Michael Ramsey Prize
of the Anglican Church.
The winner of the £10,000 prize will be announced
by Archbishop Rowan Williams at a Gala Prizegiving Lunch at the Guardian Hay Festival on 27th May 2011. The winning author will also receive a mosaic plaque hand made by ceramicist Dee Hardwicke. The other shortlisted authors will each receive £1,000 and a commemorative tile hand made by Dee Hardwicke.
According to the Irish Revue, as in 2005 (Tom Wright), 2007 (Timothy Radcliffe) and 2009 (Richard Bauckham) the Michael Ramsey Prize for 2011 will be awarded to the author of a theological work that is judged to contribute most towards advancing theology and making a lasting contribution to the faith and life of the Church.
Tom Reynolds says: I am thrilled to have "Vulnerable Communion" nominated for the Michael Ramsey prize. The book is very personal, a kind of testimony to my own struggles and desires to be a better parent to my son with disabilities. So it is particularly gratifying to see that the issues discussed in it are connecting with people's lives and recognized as important for faith communities to grapple with.
Read more about this exciting honour at the link below.