David Jenkins, English cleric and theologian, Died at 91


David Edward Jenkins was born on January 26, 1925, and died on September 4, 2016.

He was a Church of England cleric and theologian.

David was Bishop of Durham from 1984 until 1994.

Following his retirement, he continued to serve as an honorary assistant bishop in the Diocese of Ripon and Leeds.

Whilst he was a bishop, Jenkins was known for his willingness to speak his mind.

When he left the office in 1994 he continued to voice his opinions, such as in a BBC interview in 2003.

David’s book Market Whys and Human Wherefores: Thinking Again About Markets, Politics, and People was an extended layman’s critique of economic theory and its application to policy, in which he described himself as an ‘anxious idiot’ using the latter term in its original meaning of an ordinary person with no professional expertise.

David Jenkins passed away at 91 years old.