Eugene Brand leaned back in his chair and reflected on recent ecumenical breakthroughs in Europe. Agreements between Lutherans and Anglicans and between Lutherans and the Reformed have "re-drawn the Christian map," he said. "It's either a marvelously colored fabric or a sticky mess."
Brand sees it as a fabric he helped weave as head of the Lutheran World Federation's department of ecumenical affairs. He also prefers to call it a fabric because he believes in the theological rightness of patching the denominational divisions of the 16th century.
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