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, Mark S. Library of New Testament Studies. Edited by M. S. Goodacre, T & T Clark International, 2013.

Goodacre, Mark S. Thomas and the Gospels: The Case for Thomas's Familiarity with the Synoptics. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2012.

Goodacre, Mark S. Questioning Q. Edited by Mark Goodacre and Nick Perrin, Intervarsity Press, 2004.

Goodacre, Mark S. Goulder and the Gospels: An Examination of a New Paradigm. Continuum, 1996.

Goodacre, M. “The Protevangelium of James and the creative rewriting of Matthew and Luke.” Connecting Gospels: Beyond the Canonical/Non-Canonical Divide, 2018, pp. 57–76. Scopus, doi:10.1093/oso/9780198814801.003.0004. Full Text

Goodacre, Mark. “The Synoptic Problem.” The Oxford Encyclopaedia of Biblical Interpretation, edited by Steven L. McKenzie, Oxford University Press, 2013.

Goodacre, Mark. “Michael Goulder.” The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2013.

Goodacre, Mark. “Redaction Criticism.” The Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, edited by Joel Green, Intervarsity, 2013, pp. 767–70.

Goodacre, M. S. “Criticizing the Criterion of Multiple Attestation: The Historical Jesus and the Question of Sources.” Jesus, Criteria, and the Demise of Authenticity, edited by Chris Keith and Anthony Le Donne, T & T Clark International, 2012.

Goodacre, Mark. ““The Talpiot Tomb and the Bloggers”.” Archaeology, Politics and the Media (Proceedings of Duke Symposium, April 2009), edited by Carol Meyers, 2012.

Goodacre, Mark. “Criticizing the Criterion of Multiple Attestation: The Historical Jesus and the Question of Sources.” Jesus, Criteria, and the Demise of Authenticity, edited by Chris Keith and Anthony LeDonne, T & T Clark, 2012, pp. 152–69.

Goodacre, Mark. “"The Talpiyot Tomb and the Bloggers".” Archaeology, Bible, Politics and the Media: Proceedings of the Duke University Conference, April 23–24, 2009, edited by Eric M. Myers and Carol Meyers, Eisenbrauns, 2012, pp. 56–68.

Goodacre, Mark. “The Synoptic Problem: John the Baptist and Jesus.” Method and Meaning: Essays on New Testament Interpretation in Honor of Harold W. Attridge, edited by Andrew B. McGowan and Kent Harold Richards, Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2011, pp. 177–92.

Goodacre, Mark. “The Evangelists’ Use of the Old Testament and the Synoptic Problem.” New Studies in the Synoptic Problem, edited by P. Foster et al., Peeters, 2011.

Pages

Goodacre, M. “Q, Memory and Matthew: A Response to Alan Kirk.” Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus, vol. 15, no. 2–3, Jan. 2017, pp. 224–33. Scopus, doi:10.1163/17455197-01502005. 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, vol. 36, no. 3, Jan. 2014, pp. 282–93. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0142064X14523523. Full Text

Goodacre, M. “A flaw in McIver and Carroll's experiments to determine written sources in the Gospels.” Journal of Biblical Literature, vol. 133, no. 4, Jan. 2014, pp. 793–800. Scopus, doi:10.1353/jbl.2014.0049. Full Text

Goodacre, M. “How reliable is the story of the Nag Hammadi discovery?.” Journal for the Study of the New Testament, vol. 35, no. 4, June 2013, pp. 303–22. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0142064X13482243. Full Text

Goodacre, Mark. “The Jesus Discovery? A Sceptic’s Perspective.” Bible and Interpretation, 2013.

Goodacre, Mark. “Review of David Alan Black and David R. Beck (eds.), Rethinking the Synoptic Problem.” Novum Testamentum, vol. 49, 2013, pp. 197–99.

Goodacre, M. “Does περιβολαιον mean "testicle" in 1 Corinthians 11:15?.” Journal of Biblical Literature, vol. 130, no. 2, Jan. 2011, pp. 391–96. Scopus, doi:10.2307/41304207. Full Text

Goodacre, M. “Does peribolaion mean ‘testicle’ in 1 Corinthians 11.15?.” Journal of Biblical Literature, vol. 130, no. 2, Society of Biblical Literature, 2011, pp. 391–96. Open Access Copy

Goodacre, M. S. “[Review of the book Mel Gibson's Passion: The Film, the Controversy, and Its Implications, edited by Zev Garber].” Review of Biblical Literature, Society of Biblical Literature, May 2007. Open Access Copy

Pages

Goodacre, M. S. “The Talpiyot Tomb and the Bloggers.” Archaeology, Bible, Politics and the Media: Proceedings of the Duke University Conference, April 23–24, 2009, edited by E. M. Meyers and C. Meyers, Eisenbrauns, 2012, pp. 56–68. Open Access Copy

Goodacre, M. S. “The Evangelists' Use of the Old Testament and the Synoptic Problem.” New Studies in the Synoptic Problem: Oxford Conference, April 2008, edited by P. Foster et al., Peeters Publishers, 2011, pp. 281–98.

Goodacre, M. S. “A Monopoly on Marcan Priority? Fallacies at the Heart of Q.” Society of Biblical Literature Seminar Papers 2000, Society of Biblical Literature, 2000, pp. 538–622. Open Access Copy

The Bible. 2013.

Goodacre, Mark. The New Testament Gateway. 2013.

Goodacre, Mark. NT Blog. 2013.

Goodacre, Mark. NT Podcast. 2013.

Goodacre, M. S. “Celebrating the Use of Internet Resources.” The Bible and Interpretation, http://www.bibleinterp.com/opeds/inter_35722.shtml, 1 Sept. 2009.

Goodacre, M. S. “Admitting Our Ignorance About the Historical Jesus.” The Bible and Interpretation, 1 Aug. 2009.

Goodacre, M. S. “On Scholarly Conduct.” The Bible and Interpretation, 1 July 2009.

Ehrman, Bart, et al. Who Really Wrote the Bible?. Biblical Archaeology Society, 2009.

Goodacre, Mark. The Passion. 2008.

Goodacre, M. S. “The Nativity Story: A Review.” Society of Biblical Literature Forum, 1 Jan. 2007.

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