Author: Georg Hermann Emil Dönges
This book was published by Voorhoeve in 1909. The author
was Emil Dönges. Dönges was born on September 2,
1853 in Becheln, Germany. During his education in Elberfeld,
he came into contact with the ‘Brüderbewegung’
(brother movement) or in Dutch ‘Vergadering der gelovigen’
(Congregation of believers’). He came into contact with
the Quakers during his 18 months stay in the United Kingdom
and joined them. In 1876 he started studying at the University
of Marburg to become a professor. Whilst in the performance
of his profession he engaged in several spiritual activities.
In 1884 he decided to give up his profession and dedicate
himself to spiritual work. He translated and wrote several
books for example ‘Die Feste Jehovas im Lichte des Evangeliums’
(1913) (‘The feasts of Jehovah in accordance with the
gospels’). Later on, he was one of the representatives
of the aforementioned Congregation of believers, also known
as Darbiists. In 1899 he moved to Darmstadt and he became
a director of the Christian institution for the mentally handicapped.
With regard to his family life it is of note that he
married Katherina Kirch in 1887. They had 9 children. He died
in Darmstadt on December 7, at the age of 70.
Book: One of his books later
translated in Dutch, was named “The admission of the
Congregation”. He used God’s name in this book.