Mark S. Goodacre

Mark S. Goodacre

Frances Hill Fox Professor

External address: 
Gray Bldg / Box 90964, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0964
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 the Frances Hill Fox Professor 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. He has been at Duke since 2005.

His research interests include the Gospels and the Historical Jesus. Goodacre 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 creating web resources on New Testament and Christian origins, including his podcast, the NT Pod. Goodacre has acted as consultant for several TV and radio programs including The Passion (BBC / HBO, 2008) and Finding Jesus (CNN, 2015-17). Goodacre is currently working on a book on John's knowledge of the Synoptic Gospels, as well as articles on Mary Magdalene, and the Gospel burial and resurrection accounts.

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. 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. "The Protevangelium of James and the creative rewriting of Matthew and Luke." Connecting Gospels: Beyond the Canonical/Non-Canonical Divide. January 1, 2018. 57-76. Full Text

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. "“The Talpiot Tomb and the Bloggers”." Archaeology, Politics and the Media (Proceedings of Duke Symposium, April 2009). Ed. Meyers, C. 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 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. "The Synoptic Problem: John the Baptist and Jesus." Method and Meaning: Essays on New Testament Interpretation in Honor of Harold W. Attridge. Ed. McGowan, AB and Richards, KH. Atlanta, GA.: Society of Biblical Literature. 2011. 177-192.

Pages

Goodacre, M. "Q, Memory and Matthew: A Response to Alan Kirk." Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 15.2-3 (January 1, 2017): 224-233. Full Text

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 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, 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)

"The Bible." (2013).

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)

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