Dr Douglas Golding

BA, PhD, Master degree involved comparative studies of Christian and other theologies

Dr Douglas Golding has been involved with both media and the Christian church for many years, and his current post-doctoral studies concern the reporting of religion in the Australian media and their impact on public attitudes towards religion. His BA was in English language studies; his PhD was on the use of media in tourist marketing; and his recent Master degree involved comparative studies of Christian and other theologies.

Dr Golding worked in journalism and public relations, while a non-stipendiary minister in the Methodist and Anglican church. He has taught at six Australian universities, and continues to be active in adult education, giving a variety of courses in religion and the media.

After 23 years with St John’s Cathedral in Brisbane, he now worships and assists at St Mark’s Church, South Hurstville. He has also been an active member of the Multi-Faith Centre at Griffith University, Brisbane, and a regular participant in events at the Chung Tian and Nan Tien Buddhist Temples.