Theologian (b. 10 April 1960, Sağrak village / Sütçüler / Isparta). He attended Sağrak Village Primary School, the Isparta İmam Hatip High School (1979) and graduated from Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Theology (1984). He went to the United Kingdom with a scholarship from the Turkish Foundation for Religious Affairs in January 1985. He received his PhD at Manchester University, Near East Studies (1960, doctorate at London University, School of Oriental and African Studies, Department of History, 1991). His PhD thesis was "The Establishment of Anglo-Egyptian Rule in the Sudan (1890-1914) and his doctorate thesis was "Dutch Policy towards Islam in Indonesia, 1945-49". When he returned to Turkey, he worked for the Turkish Foundation for Religious Affairs Islamic Research Center for two years (1991-93).
He was appointed to Süleyman Demirel University and became associate professor in 1998 and a professor in September 2004 at the same department.
Göksoy became assistant dean at Süleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Theology in 2003 and has worked in management positions in different departments of the institution. He has been involved in national and international symposiums. He has presented communiqués on the theme “The Prophet Mohammed’s View of Government and Some Examples of His Implementation”. Göksoy's studies are generally about Muslim societies in Southeastern Asia. He speaks English, Dutch, Indonesian and Arabic. His articles and translations have been published in SDÜ İlahiyat Fakültesi Dergisi (1995), Diyanet, İslam Araştırmaları Dergisi (Turkish Journal of Islamic Studies), Tarih İncelemeleri Dergisi, Atatürk Araştırma Merkezi Dergisi, The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, Din Bilimleri Akademik Araştırma Dergisi (Sanal İlahiyat Dergisi), Dini Araştırmalar (Religious Studies), Tasavvuf, Türk Yurdu, Türk Dünyası Araştırmaları (1995). He has written articles in his field for the Turkish Foundation for Religious Affairs’ Islam Encyclopedia.
Endonezya'da İslâm ve Hollanda Sömürgeciliği (Islam and Dutch Colonialism in Indonesia, 1995), Çağdaş İslam Ülkeleri Tarihi (The History of Contemporary Islamic Countries, 1997), İslam'ın Güneydoğu Asya'ya Girişi ve Yayılışı (The Entrance and Spread of Islam in Southeastern Asia, 1998), Sütçüler ve Yöresinin Tarihi Üzerine Bir Araştırma (A Research on the History of Sütçüler and its Region, 1999), Güneydoğu Asya’da Osmanlı-Türk Tesirleri (The Influence of Ottoman-Turkish in Southeastern Asia, 2004).
REFERENCE: İhsan Işık / Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006, 2007).