Prize” is also known as the “Nobel of Theology.” The Prize is sponsored by the
Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI) Vatican Foundation, whose aim is to “promote
the publication, distribution and study of the writings of former university
professor Joseph Ratzinger.” The Prize, though, recognizes excellence in theological study and teaching and not the echoing Ratzinger’s thought. Vatican Radio explains more here.
In 2010, the Holy Father established, in consultation with other, a
Prize in Theology noting three areas: Sacred Scripture, Patristics and
- Rémi Brague, Professor emeritus of medieval and
Arabic philosophy, University Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I) and professor of
Philosophy of the European religions (Romano Guardini Chair), Ludwig-
- Father Brian E. Daley, SJ, Professor of Theology,
University of Notre Dame
- Professor Dr.
Manlio Simonetti, Professor of Ancient Christian Studies and Patristic Biblical
Interpretation, La Sapienza University
- Father Dr. Olegario González
de Cardedal, Professor of Dogmatic and Fundamental Theology, Pontifical
University of Salamanca
- Father Dr. Maximilian Heim, OCist, Abbot of
Heiligenkreuz Monastery, Austria, Professor of Dogmatic and Fundamental
Theology, University of Heiligenkreuz.