1608 – Evangelical Union

This year marks 400 years since the Evangelical Union (also called the “Protestant Union”) was formed in Germany in 1608. It listed among its goals that “the council would be ecumenical and universal”. The council would have the task of determining which articles were fundamental and the test would be the Word of God.

These quotes are from David Pareus (1548 – 1622) “Irenicum, sive de unione et synodo evangelicorum concilianda”, Heidelberg, 1614, found in A History of the Ecumenical Movement, by Neill and Rouse.


Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)

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