The Templeton Prize was established in 1972 by John Marks Templeton, an American … This page lists recipients of the annual Templeton Prize of the John Templeton Foundation, to a living person who, in the estimation of the judges, "has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life's … It is given to a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual … The Templeton Prize (known as The Templeton Prize for Progress Toward Research or Discoveries about Spiritual Realities from 2002 through 2007 and The Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion from 1973 through 2001) is a prize given out annually by the Templeton … He is an author of several books on the matter of religion and spirituality and a recipient of numerous awards and prizes including the Templeton Prize, Romano Guardini Prize and an honorary degree … The Templeton Prize includes a monetary award of £1,100,000 sterling. The Templeton Prize .