Mark S. Goodacre

Professor in the Department of Religious Studies

External Address: 
314 Gray Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90964, Durham, NC 27708-0964
Phone: 
(919) 660-3503
Office Hours: 
Please email goodacre@duke.edu or call 919-660-3503.

Overview

Mark Goodacre is a Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Duke University. He specializes in the New Testament and Christian Origins. He earned his MA, M.Phil and DPhil at the University of Oxford and was Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham until 2005.

His research interests include Jesus, the Synoptic Gospels, John's Gospel, the Gospel of Thomas and Jesus in Film. He is the author of four books including The Case Against Q: Studies in Markan Priority and the Synoptic Problem (Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2002) and Thomas and the Gospels: The Case for Thomas's Familiarity with the Synoptics (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012). He is well known for internet sites like The New Testament Gateway and his podcast, the NT Pod. For more details, see Mark Goodacre's homepage.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Oxford (UK) 1994

  • M.Phil., University of Oxford (UK) 1990

  • B.A., University of Oxford (UK) 1988

Goodacre, MS. Library of New Testament Studies. Ed. MS Goodacre. New York: T & T Clark International, 2013.

Goodacre, MS. Thomas and the Gospels: The Case for Thomas's Familiarity with the Synoptics. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2012.

Goodacre, MS. The Synoptic Problem: A Way Through the Maze. Continuum, June 15, 2004. Open Access Copy

Goodacre, MS. Questioning Q. Ed. M Goodacre and N Perrin. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 2004.

Goodacre, MS. The Case Against Q: Studies in Markan Priority and the Synoptic Problem. Harrisburg, PA: Continuum, 2002.

Goodacre, MS. Goulder and the Gospels: An Examination of a New Paradigm. Continuum, December 1, 1996.

Goodacre, M. "Michael Goulder." The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2013.

Goodacre, M. "Redaction Criticism." The Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. Ed. J Green. Intervarsity, 2013. 767-70.

Goodacre, M. "The Synoptic Problem." The Oxford Encyclopaedia of Biblical Interpretation. Ed. SL McKenzie. Oxford University Press, 2013.

Goodacre, MS. "Criticizing the Criterion of Multiple Attestation: The Historical Jesus and the Question of Sources." Jesus, Criteria, and the Demise of Authenticity. Ed. C Keith and AL Donne. London & New York: T & T Clark International, June 28, 2012.

Goodacre, M. "Criticizing the Criterion of Multiple Attestation: The Historical Jesus and the Question of Sources." Jesus, Criteria, and the Demise of Authenticity. Ed. C Keith and A LeDonne. T & T Clark, 2012. 152-69.

Goodacre, M. ""The Talpiyot Tomb and the Bloggers"." Archaeology, Bible, Politics and the Media: Proceedings of the Duke University Conference, April 23–24, 2009. Ed. EM Myers and C Meyers. Eisenbrauns, 2012. 56-68.

Goodacre, M. "The Synoptic Problem: John the Baptist and Jesus." Method and Meaning: Essays on New Testament Interpretation in Honor of Harold W. Attridge. Ed. AB McGowan and KH Richards. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2011. 177-92.

Goodacre, M. "The Evangelists’ Use of the Old Testament and the Synoptic Problem." New Studies in the Synoptic Problem. Ed. P Foster, A Gregory, JS Kloppenborg, and J Verheyden. Peeters, 2011.

Goodacre, MS. "Mark, Elijah, the Baptist and Matthew: The Success of the First Intertextual Reading of Mark." Biblical Interpretation in Early Christian Gospels, Volume 2: Matthew. Ed. T Hatina. London & New York: Continuum, May 6, 2010. 73-84. Open Access Copy

Goodacre, M. "Redaction Criticism, NT." New Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible. Ed. K Sakenfeld. Abingdon, 2009.

Pages

Goodacre, M. "Did Thomas Know the Synoptic Gospels? A Response to Denzey Lewis, Kloppenborg and Patterson." Journal for the Study of the New Testament 36.3 (March 2014): 282-293. Full Text

Goodacre, M. "A Flaw in McIver and Carroll’s Experiments to Determine Written Sources in the Gospels." Journal of Biblical Literature 133.4 (2014): 793-800. Full Text

Goodacre, M. "How Reliable is the Story of the Nag Hammadi Discovery?." Journal for the Study of the New Testament 35.4 (June 1, 2013): 303-322. Full Text

Goodacre, M. "The Jesus Discovery? A Sceptic’s Perspective." Bible and Interpretation (2013). (Academic Article)

Goodacre, M. "Does περιβολαιον mean "testicle" in 1 Corinthians 11:15?." Journal of Biblical Literature 130.2 (June 1, 2011): 391-396. (Review)

Goodacre, M. "Does peribolaion mean ‘testicle’ in 1 Corinthians 11.15?." Journal of Biblical Literature 130.2 (2011): 391-396. (Academic Article) Open Access Copy

Goodacre, MS. "[Review of the book Rethinking the Synoptic Problem, edited by D.A. Black and D.R. Beck]." Novum Testamentum: an international quarterly for New Testament and related studies 49.2 (2007): 197-199. (Review)

Goodacre, M. "Review of Zev Garber, ed., Mel Gibson’s Passion: The Film, the Controversy, and Its Implications." Review of Biblical Literature (2007). (Academic Article)

Pages

Goodacre, MS. "The Talpiyot Tomb and the Bloggers." Archaeology, Bible, Politics and the Media. April 23, 2009 - April 24, 2009. Duke University, Durham, NC. Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns, 2012. Open Access Copy

Goodacre, MS. "The Evangelists' Use of the Old Testament and the Synoptic Problem." New Studies in the Synoptic Problem. 2008. Oxford. Leuven: Peeters Publishers, 2011.

Goodacre, MS. "A Monopoly on Marcan Priority? Fallacies at the Heart of Q." Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting. November 18, 2000 - November 21, 2000. Nashville, TN. Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2000. Open Access Copy

Goodacre, M. "The New Testament Gateway." (2013). (Scholarly Commentary)

Goodacre, M. "NT Blog." (2013). (Blog)

Goodacre, M. "NT Podcast." (2013). (Blog)

Goodacre, MS. "Celebrating the Use of Internet Resources (Unpublished)." The Bible and Interpretation (September 1, 2009). (Editorial Comment)

Goodacre, MS. "Admitting Our Ignorance About the Historical Jesus (Unpublished)." The Bible and Interpretation (August 1, 2009). (Editorial Comment)

Goodacre, MS. "On Scholarly Conduct (Unpublished)." The Bible and Interpretation (July 1, 2009). (Editorial Comment)

Ehrman, B, Goodacre, M, Greenspoon, L, and Charlesworth, J. "Who Really Wrote the Bible?." (2009).

Goodacre, M. "The Passion." (2008).

Goodacre, MS. "The Nativity Story: A Review (Unpublished)." Society of Biblical Literature Forum (January 1, 2007). (Review)

Goodacre, M, and Perrin, N. "Questioning Q: A Multidimensional Critique." (February 2005).

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