William Frederic Pendleton

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William Frederic Pendleton
Born(1845-03-25)March 25, 1845
DiedNovember 5, 1927(1927-11-05) (aged 82)
EmployerGeneral Church of the New Jerusalem
TitleExecutive Bishop
ChildrenWertha Pendleton
Parent(s)Philip Coleman Pendleton
Catherine Sarah Melissa Tabeau

William Frederic Pendleton (born March 25, 1845 in Savannah, Georgia – November 5, 1927) was the first Executive Bishop of the General Church of the New Jerusalem, in Bryn Athyn, PA.[1][2][3]

Biography[edit]

Pendleton was the son of Major Philip Coleman Pendleton and Catherine Sarah Melissa Tabeau.[4] He became the first Executive Bishop of the General Church of the New Jerusalem in 1897.[5] The General Church had split with the Swedenborgian Church of North America (sometimes known as the General Convention) in 1890 in a doctrinal dispute.

Publications[edit]

  • The Science of Exposition The Academy Book Room, Bryn Athyn, PA: 1915
  • Topics from the Writings The Academy Book Room, Bryn Athyn, PA: 1928
  • Notes and Papers on Ritual Academy of the New Church Book Room, Bryn Athyn, PA: 1956.
  • Confederate Memoirs, edited by Constance Pendleton, Bryn Athyn, PA: 1958

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Church Life 1927, p. 768
  2. ^ Pendleton, William Frederic (1958). Confederate Memoirs. p. 18.
  3. ^ The International Year Book. 1902. The institution includes a theological school, and colleges for boys and girls, this work being superintended by the bishop of the church, the Rev. William F. Pendleton.
  4. ^ Confederate Memoirs pp. 174-175
  5. ^ New Church Life 1897, p. 43