McCord Wins Templeton Prize

Associated Press

Theologian-educator James I. McCord today was named winner of the $253,000 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.

The prize, the world’s largest, is kept at a higher level than the Nobel prizes on the premise that religious insights are basically more important to life than other intellectual disciplines. In naming McCord the 14th winner of the prize, he was cited as an “international churchman, religious statesman and educator par excellence” and for his recent founding of a Princeton, N.J., center exploring links between religion, science and culture.