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Reverend David Jenkins

Reverend David Jenkins

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is one of Britain's most well-known church leaders, the Right Reverend David Jenkins, the Lord Bishop of Durham. At the age of 60, after a career spent mainly as an academic theologian, he was catapulted into controversy: his views on the virgin birth and the resurrection caused outrage, and his opinions on the divisions between rich and poor infuriated politicians.

He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his surprise at the controversies he caused, and the faith which helped him to remain steadfast through the storm.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: The Sanctus (Harmoniemesse) by Franz Joseph Haydn
Book: Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Luxury: Binoculars