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David Edward Jenkins (born 26 January 1925) is a Church of England cleric and former Bishop of Durham, a position he held from 1984 until 1994. Since retirement, he has continued to serve as an honorary assistant bishop in the Diocese of Ripon and Leeds.

Jenkins was born in Bromley, Kent and educated at St Dunstan's College, Catford. He had been a lecturer in theology at the University ... more »

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  • ''I wouldn't put it past God to arrange a virgin birth if He wanted, but I very much doubt if He would.''
    David Jenkins (b. 1925), British ecclesiastic, Bishop of Durham. Church Times (London, May 4, 1984).
  • ''As I get older I seem to believe less and less and yet to believe what I do believe more and more.''
    David Jenkins (b. 1925), British ecclesiastic, Bishop of Durham. quoted in Daily Telegraph (London, Nov. 2, 1988).
  • ''No statement about God is simply, literally true. God is far more than can be measured, described, defined in ordinary language, or pinned down to any particular happening.''
    David Jenkins (b. 1925), British theologian, bishop of Durham. quoted in Guardian (London, Dec. 24, 1984).
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