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Mark S. Goodacre

Professor in the Department of Religious Studies
Religious Studies
Box 90964, Durham, NC 27708-0964
Gray Bldg / Box 90964, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0964
Office hours Please email goodacre@duke.edu or call 919-660-3503.  

Selected Presentations & Appearances


Was Jesus Married to Mary Magdalene? · October 1, 2013 Lecture Clemson University
Apocryphal Gospels and Historical Jesus Research: Response to Stephen Patterson · September 1, 2013 Lecture York University Christian Apocrypha Symposium, Toronto
Myths of Mary and the Married Jesus: How Popular Culture is Affecting Scholarship · January 1, 2013 Lecture University of Birmingham, UK
The Secret Gospel of Mark: Primitive Gospel or Modern Hoax? · November 1, 2012 Lecture Chicago
Criticizing the Criterion of Multiple Attestation: The Historical Jesus and the Question of Sources · October 1, 2012 Lecture Dayton, Ohio
Was Jesus Married to Mary Magdalene? · October 1, 2013 Lecture Clemson University
Apocryphal Gospels and Historical Jesus Research: Response to Stephen Patterson · September 1, 2013 Lecture York University Christian Apocrypha Symposium, Toronto
Myths of Mary and the Married Jesus: How Popular Culture is Affecting Scholarship · January 1, 2013 Lecture University of Birmingham, UK
The Secret Gospel of Mark: Primitive Gospel or Modern Hoax? · November 1, 2012 Lecture Chicago
Criticizing the Criterion of Multiple Attestation: The Historical Jesus and the Question of Sources · October 1, 2012 Lecture Dayton, Ohio
Overestimating Orality? Text, Tradition and the Gospel of Thomas · July 1, 2012 Lecture University of Oxford
Monarch or Messiah? The King of Jewish Expectation and the Christ of the Gospels · March 1, 2012 Lecture
Junia: An Apostle in Christ before Paul: A Neglected Feature in the Discussion of Rom. 16.7 · November 1, 2011 Lecture SBL Annual Meeting, San Francisco
A World Without Mark · November 1, 2011 Lecture Erasure History Workshop, University of Toronto
Pods, Blogs and Other Time-Wasters: Do Electronic Media Detract from Proper Scholarship · November 1, 2011 Lecture SBL Annual Meeting, San Francisco
A Walking, Talking Cross or the Walking, Talking Crucified One? A Conjectural Emendation in the Gospel of Peter · July 1, 2011 Lecture SBL International Meeting, London
How reliable is the story of the Nag Hammadi Discovery? · July 1, 2011 Lecture SBL International Meeting, London
Paul, Women, Men and the End · November 1, 2010 Lecture Biblical Archaeology Society, BibFest XIII, Atlanta, GA.
James Crossley and the Politics of the Bibliobloggers · November 1, 2010 Lecture SBL Annual Meeting, Atlanta Georgia, Ideological Criticism Section
Finding your niche in Biblical Studies - SBL Annual Meeting · January 13, 2010 Lecture SBL, Atlanta Georgia
Did Thomas know the Synoptic Gospels? · November 1, 2009 Lecture Biblical Archaeology Society Bible Fest XII, New Orleans
How and why the NT Gateway was rebooted, revitalized and relaunched · November 1, 2009 Lecture Computer Assisted Research Group, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, New Orleans
Does peribolaion mean ‘testicle’ in 1 Corinthians 11.15? · July 1, 2009 Lecture Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting (Pauline Epistles Section), Rome
The Talpiot Tomb and the Bloggers · April 1, 2009 Lecture Duke University, Archaeology, Politics and the Media conference
Dating the crucial sources in early Christianity · November 1, 2008 Lecture Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Boston, 2008; Cross, Resurrection and Diversity Consultation
When were the Gospels Written? · November 1, 2008 Lecture Biblical Archaeology Society "Bibfest", Boston
The Evangelists Use of the Old Testament · April 1, 2008 Lecture Synoptic Problem Conference, Oxford, England
Charles Dodgson and the Conventions of Victorian Piety · April 1, 2008 Lecture Lewis Carroll Society of North America, Washington, DC
From Monarch to Messiah: the King of Jewish Expectation and the Christ of the New Testament · March 1, 2008 Lecture Biblical Archaeology Society, Fort Lauderdale

Service to the Profession


Editorial Board Member - Journal of Biblical Literature · 2015 - 2018 Editorial Activities
Editorial Board Member - Journal for the Study of the New Testament · 2010 - 2018 Editorial Activities
Society of Biblical Literature "Bible Odyssey" NEH Project Advisory Board · 2009 - 2017 Other