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Sonthom, Emanuel
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(anagram of E. Thomson; dates unknown), English merchant in Danzig (Gdansk) and Stade (presence documented from 1599 to 1612). Under the title Güldenes Kleinot der Kinder Gottes (Frankfurt am Main, 1612), he translated the First Booke of the Christian Exercise (1582) of the English Jesuit Robert Persons (or Parsons), which he knew in a Protestant version by Edmund Bunny (A Booke of Christian Exercise, 1584). After the edition published in Lüneburg in 1632, which included a third section probably written by J. Gesenius, “Sonthom” (so called f…

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Sträter, Udo, “Sonthom, Emanuel”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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