Mark Goodacre

Mark Goodacre is the creator and editor of the NT Gateway.


Mark Goodacre is an Associate Professor in New Testament at the Department of Religion, Duke University, North Carolina, USA. 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 the Synoptic Gospels, the Historical Jesus and the Gospel of Thomas. Goodacre is editor of the Library of New Testament Studies book series (formally JSNTS) and the author of several books including The Synoptic Problem: A Way Through the Maze (London & New York: T & T Clark, 2001) and The Case Against Q: Studies in Markan Priority and the Synoptic Problem (Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2002). He is well known for the award-winning internet site, The New Testament Gateway, the web directory of academic New Testament resources. Goodacre appears regularly on television and radio to talk about religious matters, especially the New Testament.


Books (Authored)

The Case Against Q: Studies in Markan Priority and the Synoptic Problem
“This is an urgently needed book in New Testament studies . . . Goodacre’s sharply argued book dismantles the shopworn case for Q and challenges us to think freshly about synoptic relationships . . . Every intellectually serious teacher of the New Testament must grapple with this book.” (Richard B. Hays, The Divinity School, Duke University)

For full details including table of contents, endorsements, ordering information and a wealth of supplementary materials, please visit The Case Against Q Web Site.

Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2002

The Synoptic Problem: A Way Through the Maze
Possibly the greatest literary enigma in history, the Synoptic Problem has fascinated generations of scholars. Yet the Synoptic Problem remains inaccessible to students, soon tangled up in its apparent complexities. But now Mark Goodacre offers a way through the maze, with the promise of emergence at the end, explaining in a lively and refreshing style what study of the Synoptic Problem involves, why it is important and how it might be solved. This is a readable, balanced and up-to-date guide, ideal for undergraduate students and the general reader.

For full details including table of contents, excerpt, ordering information and some supplementary materials, please visit The Synoptic Problem: A Way Through the Maze companion site.

Understanding the Bible and Its World; London and New York: T and T Clark International, 2001

Goulder and the Gospels: An Examination of a New Paradigm
“An outstanding analysis of the contribution of Goulder to New Testament studies” (Prof. Allan J. McNicol, Austin Graduate School, Texas). “Goodacre does an expert job on a deserving scholar” (Prof. Robert Gundry, Westmont College, Santa Barbara).

JSNTSup, 133; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996

Books (Edited)

Questioning Q
edited by Mark Goodacre and Nick Perrin

In Questioning Q, gifted and articulate representatives of a new generation of New Testament scholars investigate the problems with the premises, the text and the implication of this elusive document. Their arguments are fresh yet compelling, and the potential ramifications of this volume are massive, not only for study of the synoptic problem, but also for research into the historical Jesus and Christian origins.

UK edition: London: SPCK, 2004
US edition: Questioning Q: A Multidimensional Critique (Downers Grove, Ill: IVP, 2005)

Library of New Testament Studies
The Library of New Testament Studies (LNTS), formerly the Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement (JSNTS) is a premier book series that offers cutting-edge work for a readership of scholars, teachers in the field of New Testament studies, postgraduate students and advanced undergraduates. All the many and diverse aspects of New Testament study are represented and promoted, including innovative work from historical perspectives, studies using social-scientific and literary theory, and developing theological, cultural and contextual approaches. LNTS It is published regularly by T & T Clark International, a world-class religious academic publishing program that is both interdisciplinary and international in scope.

The series editor is Mark Goodacre.

For more, see Mark Goodacre’s Homepage.