Mark S. Goodacre

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
(919) 660-3503
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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. "[Review of the book James: Wisdom of James, Disciple of Jesus the Sage, by R. Bauckham]." Reviews in Religion and Theology 7 (2000): 52-54. (Review)

Goodacre, MS. "Do You Think You're What They Say You Are? Reflections on Jesus Christ Superstar." Journal of Religion and Film 3.2 (October 1, 1999). (Academic Article)

Goodacre, M. "Comprehensively Questing for Jesus?." Reviews in Religion & Theology 6.2 (1999): 116-120. (Academic Article, Review) Full Text

Goodacre, M. "Beyond the Q Impasse or Down a Blind Alley?." Journal for the Study of the New Testament 76 (1999): 33-52. (Academic Article) Open Access Copy

Goodacre, MS. "[Review of the book Just James: The Brother of Jesus in History and Tradition, by J. Painter]." Heythrop Journal: a Quarterly Review of Philosophy and Theology 40 (1999): 481-482. (Review)

Goodacre, MS. "[Review of the book Example Stories: Perspectives on Four Parables in the Gospel of Luke, by J.T. Tucker]." Reviews in Religion and Theology 6 (1999): 387-388. (Review)

Goodacre, MS. "[Review of the book Stewardship and Almsgiving in Luke's Theology, by K.J. Kim]." Reviews in Religion and Theology 6 (1999): 89-90. (Review)

Goodacre, M. "Fatigue in the synoptics." New Testament Studies 44.1 (December 1, 1998): 45-58.