Former chief rabbi Lord Sacks is to receive another large financial prize for his writing, scooping an American award for $250,000 only months after winning the $1.5 million Templeton Prize.

It emerged this week that prolific author Sacks is one of four winners of the Bradley Prize in 2016, after he was hailed as “a leading moral voice in today’s world” by the chief executive of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.

“He is a world leader in the defence of religious liberty, decrying violence perpetrated in the name of religion and exploring the compatibility of religion and science,” said president and chief executive officer Michael Grebe.

Cambridge academic Professor Andrew Roberts, who has written about military and modern European history, was named as another Bradley winner. Past winners include the late Churchill biographer Sir Martin Gilbert and former White House advisor Yuval Levin.

Sacks, 67, who spent 22 years as chief rabbi, will be presented with the award in Washington, D.C. next month.