D Golding

Historian, Church History Library, Salt Lake City


Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
History of Christianity & Religions of North America

  • David Golding Portrait
  • About David

    David Golding is a historian of Mormonism and missions.

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      History

      He graduated with a Ph.D. in the history of Christianity at Claremont Graduate University.

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      Religion

      His specialization is transdisciplinary, drawing from the field of religious studies.

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      Missions

      He has written and lectured on missionaries and their interactions with proselytes.

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      Teaching

      He teaches courses on Mormon history at Brigham Young University.

  • Superstitions of the Heathen

    Foreign Missions and the Fashioning of American Exceptionalism, 1800–1861

    Ph.D. Dissertation, Claremont Graduate University


    • In 1800, the first missionary periodicals to be published in the United States entered circulation.


      Readers would soon rely on this growing literature for information about the world beyond.


      This dissertation traces the ways missionaries abroad defined the “foreign” for home audiences, and in turn, shaped early ideas of American exceptionalism.

Get in Touch

Feel free to contact me.

  • mail_outline

    email@davidgolding.com

  • phone

    385 240–1118

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    P.O. Box 291
    Salem, Utah 84653