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 Interpretation of John, by J. Ashton]." Scripture Bulletin 28.1 (1998): 48-49. (Review)

Goodacre, M. "Recent Books In…New Testament Studies." Reviews in Religion & Theology 4.1 (1997): 77-81. (Academic Article, Review) Full Text

Goodacre, MS. "The Preaching of Lewis Carroll." Jabberwocky 20.3 (1993): 15-27. (Academic Article)