RepositoryChurch of England Record Centre
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoSTOTT/5/12
Extent215 ff.
TitleDURHAM, Bishop of (David Jenkins)
Date29 Apr 1984-10 May 1991
DescriptionCorrespondence, papers and press cuttings relating to controversy concerning the opinions of David Jenkins, expressed whilst Bishop-Elect and subsequently Bishop of Durham, namely his views on the Virgin Birth and the Resurrection, initially voiced during the London Weekend Television programme Credo.

ff. 1-25: General papers and correspondence, 11 July 1986- 10 May 1991
Including correspondence with Jenkins (ff. 5-7)

ff. 26-91: papers relating to a meeting on 11 November 1985 between Jenkins and a group of evangelical theologians, led by John Stott, and a smaller meeting on 4 June 1985 between Jenkins, Michael Baughen, Bishop of Chester and Stott.

ff. 92-161: General papers and correspondence, 19 October 1984-19 October 1985
Press cuttings; correspondence with Timothy Dudley-Smith (ff. 94-97); Stott's article in The Times (ff. 101-113); correspondence with Ian Palmer (ff. 130-2); transcript of an address by Michael Baughen, 10 November 1984 (ff.141-3); correspondence with David Holloway; LICC [London Institute for Contemporary Christianity] notes about Jenkins (ff. 144-5)

ff. 162-206: Reactions of Anglican evangelical groups, September -November 1984
Includes memoranda, published papers and corresponse from Palmer and David Holloway of NEDEF [North East Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship], Tony Higton of ABWON [Action for Biblical Witness to Our Nation], Peter Hobson of the North West Eclectics Group, and CEEC [Church of England Evangelical Commission].

ff.207-234: Initial response to the television broadcast Credo, May- September 1984
Includes manuscript notes relating to a meeting with Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury on 27 September 1984 (ff. 207); Stott's correspondence concerning the CEEC [Church of England Evangelical Commission] statement with Robin Catford - the Secretary for Appointments to the Prime Minister, Runcie and Michael Kinchin - the Archbishops' Secretary for Appointments (ff. 208-215, 217, 221); a press release concerning a meeting between concerned academics, clergy and lay people from the Durham Diocese and the Archbishop of York, Dr John Habgood (ff. 222-224); a statement by CEEC [Church of England Evangelical Commission] (ff. 225);a circulated response by Jenkins, 22 May 1984 (ff. 226-228); Stott's manuscript notes on the programme and Jenkins' book 'The Glory of Man' (ff. 229-232)

ff. 235-251: Transcript of the Credo programme on Jesus Christ, transmitted by London Weekend Television on 29 April 1984
ArrangementReverse chronological order

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