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Research Interests for Mark S. Goodacre

Research Interests: New Testament, Gospels, Historical Jesus, Paul, Christian Origins, Gospel of Thomas, Jesus in Film, the Internet

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 and early Christian Gospels including the Gospel of Thomas, film, Paul and Christology. Goodacre is editor of the Library of New Testament Studies book series and 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 the award-winning internet site, The New Testament Gateway, the web directory of academic New Testament resources and for his regular podcast, the NT Pod. For more details, see Mark Goodacre's homepage.

Keywords:
Apocryphal books (New Testament), Apocryphal Gospels, Bible, Bible and Film, Bible and the Internet, Bible. New Testament, Bible. New Testament--Criticism, interpretation, etc., Christology, Composition, Early Christian Gospels, Gospel of Thomas, Gospels, Historical Jesus, New Testament, Passion narratives (Gospels), Paul, Religion
Current projects:
Non-canonical Gospels
Gospel of Mary
Passion Narrative
Pauline chronology
Epistle to the Galatians
Bible Films
Christology
Areas of Interest:

New Testament
Gospels
Historical Jesus
Early Christian Gospels
Christology
Paul
Gospel of Thomas
Bible and Film
Bible and the Internet

Representative Publications   (search)
  1. Goodacre, MS, Thomas and the Gospels: The Case for Thomas's Familiarity with the Synoptics (2012), pp. 226 pages, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, ISBN 0802867480 [html[abs]
  2. Goodacre, MS, The Case Against Q: Studies in Markan Priority and the Synoptic Problem (2002), pp. 244 pages, Continuum, ISBN 9781563383342 [html[abs]
  3. Mark Goodacre, The Synoptic Problem: A Way Through the Maze, Understanding the Bible and Its World (2001), London and New York: Continuum [synopticproblemw00good]
  4. Goodacre, MS, Goulder and the Gospels: An Examination of a New Paradigm, JSNT Sup, 133 (December, 1996), pp. 416 pages, Continuum, ISBN 1850756317 [html[abs]
  5. 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. 303-322, SAGE Publications, ISSN 0142-064X [doi[abs]
  6. Goodacre, M, Does peribolaion mean ‘testicle’ in 1 Corinthians 11.15?, Journal of Biblical Literature, vol. 130 no. 2 (2011), pp. 391-396, Society of Biblical Literature [html]
  7. Goodacre, MS, Criticizing the Criterion of Multiple Attestation: The Historical Jesus and the Question of Sources, in Jesus, Criteria, and the Demise of Authenticity, edited by Keith, C; Donne, AL (June, 2012), pp. 256 pages, T & T Clark International, London & New York, ISBN 0567377237 [html]
  8. Goodacre, MS, The Talpiyot Tomb and the Bloggers, in Archaeology, Bible, Politics and the Media: Proceedings of the Duke University Conference, April 23–24, 2009, edited by Meyers, EM; Meyers, C, Archaeology, Bible, Politics and the Media: Proceedings of the Duke University Conference, April 23–24, 2009 (2012), pp. 56-68, Eisenbrauns, Winona Lake [html]
  9. Goodacre, MS, The Evangelists' Use of the Old Testament and the Synoptic Problem, in New Studies in the Synoptic Problem, edited by Foster, P; Gregory, A; Kloppenborg, JS; Verheyden, J, New Studies in the Synoptic Problem: Oxford Conference, April 2008 (2011), pp. 281-298, Peeters Publishers, Leuven, ISBN 9789042924017 (281-98.) [html]
  10. Goodacre, MS, The Rock on Rocky Ground: Matthew, Mark and Peter as Skandalon, in What is it that the Scripture Says?: Essays in Biblical Interpretation, Translation, And Reception in Honour of Henry Wansbrough Osb, Library of New Testament Studies;, edited by McCosker, P (2006), pp. 61-73, Continuum, ISBN 0567043533 [html]
  11. Goodacre, MS, Scripturalization in Mark’s Crucifixion Narrative, in The Trial and Death of Jesus: Essays on the Passion Narrative in Mark, edited by Oyen, GV; Shepherd, T (2006), pp. 33-47, Peeters Publishers, ISBN 9042918349 [html]
  12. Goodacre, M, Mark, Elijah, the Baptist and Matthew: The Success of the First Intertextual Reading of Mark, in Biblical Interpretation in Early Christian Gospels, Volume 2: Matthew, Library of New Testament Studies, 310;, edited by Hatina, T (2008), pp. 73-84, T & T Clark, London & New York

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