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Mark S. Goodacre, Frances Hill Fox Professor of Religious Studies and Graduate Program in Religion

Mark S. Goodacre

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.

Contact Info: 
Office Location:  Gray Bldg / Box 90964, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0964
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3503
Email Address: send me a message
Web Pages:  http://markgoodacre.org
http://ntweblog.blogspot.com

Teaching (Fall 2018):

  • RELIGION 156.01, SCRIPTURE Synopsis
    Soc/Psych 130, TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
    (also cross-listed as AMES 138.01, JEWISHST 156.01)
  • RELIGION 635S.01, JOHN'S GOSPEL Synopsis
    Gray 220, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
  • RELIGION 935.01, JOHN'S GOSPEL Synopsis
    Gray 220, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
Teaching (Spring 2019):

  • RELIGION 352.01, LIFE AND LETTERS OF PAUL Synopsis
    Gray 220, WF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
  • RELIGION 636S.01, PASSION NARRATIVES Synopsis
    Gray 319, WF 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
  • RELIGION 936S.01, PASSION NARRATIVES IN GREEK Synopsis
    Allen 304I, WF 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
Office Hours:

Please email goodacre@duke.edu or call 919-660-3503.
Education:

DPhilUniversity of Oxford1994
Ph.D.University of Oxford (UK)1994
M.Phil.University of Oxford (UK)1990
B.A.University of Oxford (UK)1988
Specialties:

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

Current projects: Non-canonical Gospels, Gospel of Mary, Passion Narrative, Pauline chronology, Epistle to the Galatians, Bible Films, Christology

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.

Areas of Interest:

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

Keywords:

Apocryphal books (New Testament) • Apocryphal Gospels • Bible • Bible. New Testament • Bible. New Testament--Criticism, interpretation, etc. • Composition • Passion narratives (Gospels) • Religion

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Current Ph.D. Students  

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  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 (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, 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 (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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