Charles E. Cheney
|Charles E. Cheney|
|Born||February 12, 1836|
|Died||November 15, 1916 (aged 80)|
A graduate of Hobart College in Geneva, New York, he studied at Virginia Theological Seminary before ordination to the diaconate and priesthood by William Heathcote DeLancey in 1858 and 1859 respectively. Soon after his ordination he became rector of Christ Church, Chicago, where he served from 1860 until his death in 1916.
Cheney's opposition to the baptismal regeneration of infants resulted in ecclesiastical censure by Bishop Henry J. Whitehouse of Chicago. Cheney was consecrated bishop by George David Cummins at Christ Church, Chicago, Illinois, on December 14, 1873. He succeeded Cummins as Presiding Bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church, serving in this capacity from 1876–1877 and 1887–1889.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1900). "Cheney, Charles Edward". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.
- The Reformed Episcopal Church 1874 sermon by Cheney
- The Evangelical Ideal of a Visible Church 1875 sermon by Cheney
- Primitive Episcopacy sermon by Cummins at Cheney's consecration
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