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, M. "Paul." The Good Book. London: BBC Factual and Learning, 2004. 78-90.

Goodacre, M. "“The Power of The Passion of the Christ: Reactions and Overreactions to Gibson’s Artistic Vision"." Jesus and Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ: The Film, the Gospels and the Claims of History. Ed. Corley, K and Webb, R.: London and New York: Continuum. 2004. Chapter 3-Chapter 3.

Goodacre, MS. "The Power of The Passion of the Christ: Reactions and Overreactions to Gibson's Artistic Vision." Jesus and Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ: The Film, the Gospels and the Claims of History. Ed. R Webb and K Corley. London & New York: Continuum, 2004.

Goodacre, MS. "When is a Text not a Text? The Quasi-Text-Critical Approach of the International Q Project." Questioning Q. Ed. N Perrin and MS Goodacre. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 2004.

Goodacre, MS. "A World Without Q." Questioning Q. Ed. MS Goodacre and N Perrin. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 2004.

Goodacre, M. "Jesus." The Good Book. London: BBC Factual and Learning, 2004. 60-77.

Goodacre, MS, Parker, D, and Taylor, D. "The Dura-Europos Gospel Harmony." Texts and Studies: Contributions to Biblical and Patristic Literature. Ed. D Taylor. Birmingham: University of Birmingham PRess, 1999. 192-228.

Pages

Goodacre, MS. "[Review of the book The Gospel of Mathew and Christian Judaism: The History and Social Setting of the Matthean Community, by D.C. Sim]." Heythrop Journal: a Quarterly Review of Philosophy and Theology 41 (2000): 334-336. (Review)

Goodacre, MS. "[Review of the book Introduction to New Testament Greek Using John's Gospel, by S. Bruce]." Reviews in Religion and Theology 7 (2000): 285-286. (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, 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.

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