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Mark Goodacre
Duke University
Department of Religious Studies
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8 December 2020

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Articles and Review Articles

“Parallel Traditions or Parallel Gospels? John’s Gospel as a Re-imagining of Mark” in Eve-Marie Becker, Helen Bond and Catrin Williams (eds.), John’s Transformation of Mark (London & New York: T & T Clark, 2021), 77-90

“The Orthodox Redaction of Mark: How Matthew Rescued Mark’s Reputation” in Tucker Ferda, Daniel Frayer-Griggs, and Nathan C. Johnson (eds.), “To Recover What Has Been Lost”: Essays on Eschatology, Intertextuality, and Reception History in Honor of Dale C. Allison Jr. (Leiden: Brill, 2020), 319-36

“Farrer on Q” in Richard Harries and Stephen Platten (eds.), Austin Farrer for Today: A Prophetic Agenda (London: SCM, 2020), 24-36

“The Hypostasis of the Archons and the Reimagination of Genesis” in Francis Watson and Sarah Parkhouse (eds.), Telling the Christian Story Differently: Counter-Narratives from Nag Hammadi and Beyond (London & New York: T & T Clark, 2020), 31-44

“Farrer and the Gospels” in Markus Bockmuehl, Stephen Platten, and Nevsky Everett (eds.), Austin Farrer: Oxford Warden, Scholar, Preacher (London: SCM, 2020), 38-52

“The Magdalene Effect: Reading and Misreading the Composite Mary in Early Christian Works” in Mary Ann Beavis and Ally Kateusz (eds.), Rediscovering the Marys: Maria, Mariamne, Miriam (Library of New Testament Studies; London & New York: Bloomsbury, 2020), 7-24

“What does Thomas have to do with Q? The Afterlife of a Sayings Gospel” in Catherine Sider Hamilton with Joel Willitts (eds.), Writing the Gospels: A Dialogue with Francis Watson (Library of New Testament Studies, 606; London & New York: Bloomsbury, 2019), 81-89

Taking our leave of Mark-Q Overlaps: Major Agreements and the Farrer Theory," in Mogens Müller and Heike Omerzu, Gospel Interpretation and the Q Hypothesis (Library of New Testament Studies; London & New York: Bloomsbury, 2018), 201-22 (reproduced here [PDF])

"The Protevangelium of James and the Creative Rewriting of Matthew and Luke," in Francis Watson and Sarah Parkhouse (eds.), Connecting Gospels: Beyond the Canonical / Non-Canonical Divide (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), 57-76

Q, Memory and Matthew: A Response to Alan Kirk," Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 15 (2017): 224-33

“Jesus' Wife, the Media and The Da Vinci Code" in Tony Burke (ed.), Fakes, Forgeries, and Fictions: Writing Ancient and Modern Christian Apocrypha: Proceedings from the 2015 York Christian Apocrypha Symposium (Eugene: Cascade, 2017), 341-8

“Re-walking the ‘Way of the Lord’: Luke’s Use of Mark and his Reaction to Matthew” in Jesper Tang Nielsen and Mogens Müller (eds.), Luke’s Literary Creativity (LNTS 550; London & New York: Bloomsbury, 2016), 26-43 (reproduced here [PDF])

“The Farrer Hypothesis” and “Farrer Hypothesis Response” in Stanley E. Porter and Bryan R. Dyer (eds.), The Synoptic Problem: Four Views (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2016), 47-66 and 127-38

“Mark in a Digital Age: The Internet and Teaching Mark’s Gospel,” in Elizabeth E. Shively and Geert Van Oyen (eds.), Communication, Pedagogy, and the Gospel of Mark (Resources for Biblical Study 83; Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016), 175-91

“Prophecy Historicized or Tradition Scripturalized?: Reflections on the Origin of the Passion Narratives,” in John Barton and Peter Groves (eds.), New Testament and the Church (LNTS 532; London & New York: T & T Clark, 2015), 37-51 (reproduced here [PDF])

“Apocryphal Gospels and Historical Jesus Research. A Response to Stephen Patterson,” in Tony Burke (ed.), Forbidden Texts on the Western Frontier: The Christian Apocrypha in North American Perspectives (Eugene: Cascade, 2015), 192-9

“Too Good to be Q: High Verbatim Agreement in the Double Tradition,” in John C. Poirier and Jeffrey Peterson (eds.), Marcan Priority without Q: Explorations in the Farrer Hypothesis (LNTS 455; London & New York: T & T Clark, 2015), 82-100 (reproduced here [PDF])

"A Flaw in McIver and Carroll’s Experiments to Determine Written Sources in the Gospels", Journal of Biblical Literature 133/4 (2014): 795-802 (reproduced here [PDF])

"Did Thomas know the Synoptic Gospels? A response to Denzey Lewis, Kloppenborg and Patterson", Journal for the Study of the New Testament 36/3 (2014): 282-93 (reproduced here [PDF])

"How reliable is the story of the Nag Hammadi discovery?", Journal for the Study of the New Testament 35/4 (2013): 303-22 (reproduced here [PDF])

"The Talpiyot Tomb and the Bloggers", in Eric M. Myers and Carol Meyers (eds.), Archaeology, Bible, Politics and the Media: Proceedings of the Duke University Conference, April 23–24, 2009 (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2012): 56-68 (reproduced here [PDF])

"Criticizing the Criterion of Multiple Attestation: The Historical Jesus and the Question of Sources" in Chris Keith and Anthony Le Donne (eds.), Jesus, Criteria, and the Demise of Authenticity (London & New York: T & T Clark, 2012): 152-69 (reproduced here [PDF])

"The Synoptic Problem: John the Baptist and Jesus" in Andrew B. McGowan and Kent Harold Richards (eds.), Method and Meaning: Essays on New Testament Interpretation in Honor of Harold W. Attridge (SBL Resources for Biblical Study Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2011), 177-92 (Reproduced here [PDF])

"Does peribolaion mean 'testicle' in 1 Corinthians 11.15?", JBL 130/2 (2011): 391-6 (reproduced here [PDF])

"The Evangelists' Use of the Old Testament and the Synoptic Problem" in Paul Foster, Andrew Gregory, John S. Kloppenborg and Jozef Verheyden (eds.), New Studies in the Synoptic Problem: Oxford Conference, April 2008: Essays in Honour of Christopher M. Tuckett (BETL 239; Leuven: Peeters, 2011): 281-98.

“Mark, Elijah, the Baptist and Matthew: The Success of the First Intertextual Reading of Mark” in Tom Hatina (ed.), Biblical Interpretation in Early Christian Gospels, Volume 2: Matthew (Library of New Testament Studies 310; London & New York: T & T Clark, 2008), 73-84 (reproduced here [PDF])

"Scripturalization in Mark's Crucifixion Narrative" in Geert van Oyen and Tom Shepherd (eds.), The Trial and Death of Jesus: Essays on the Passion Narrative in Mark (Leuven: Peeters, 2006): 33-47 (reproduced here [PDF])

"The Rock on Rocky Ground: Matthew, Mark and Peter as Skandalon" in Philip McCosker (ed.), 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; London & New York: Continuum, 2006): 61-73 (reproduced here [PDF])

"The Power of The Passion of the Christ: Reactions and Overreactions to Gibson's Artistic Vision," Chapter 3 in Robert Webb and Kathleen Corley (eds.), Jesus and Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ: The Film, the Gospels and the Claims of History (London & New York: Continuum, 2004)

"When is a Text not a Text? The Quasi-Text-Critical Approach of the International Q Project" in Mark Goodacre and Nicholas Perrin (eds.), Questioning Q (London: SPCK, 2004; Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2005): 115-26 (reproduced here [PDF])

"A World Without Q" in Mark Goodacre and Nicholas Perrin (eds.), Questioning Q (London: SPCK, 2004; Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2005): 174-9

"On choosing and using appropriate analogies: a response to F. Gerald Downing", Journal for the Study of the New Testament 26 (2003): 237-40.

"Reverence and Resolution: The Heart of Carroll's Religion", The Carrollian - The Lewis Carroll Journal 9 (Spring 2002): 32-42

"The Synoptic Jesus and the Celluloid Christ: Solving the Synoptic Problem Through Film", Journal for the Study of the New Testament 80 (2000): 31-44

"A Monopoly on Marcan Priority? Fallacies at the Heart of Q", Society of Biblical Literature Seminar Papers 2000 (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2000): 583-622 (reproduced here)

"The Quest to Digest Jesus: Recent Books on the Historical Jesus", Reviews in Religion & Theology 7 (2000): 156-61 (reproduced here)

"Beyond the Q Impasse or Down a Blind Alley?": Journal for the Study of the New Testament 76 (1999): 33-52 (reproduced here [PDF])

"Do You Think You're What They Say You Are? Reflections on Jesus Christ Superstar", Journal of Religion and Film 3/2 (1999), on-line article

"Comprehensively Questing For Jesus?": Review Article on Gerd Theissen & Annette Merz, The Historical Jesus: A Comprehensive Guide in Reviews in Religion & Theology 6 (1999): 116-20 (reproduced here)

"Fatigue in the Synoptics", New Testament Studies 44 (1998): 45-58 (reproduced here [PDF])

"Recent Books in . . . New Testament Studies", Reviews in Religion and Theology 1998/1 (February): 71-6 (reproduced here)

'"Drawing from the Treasure Both New and Old": Current Trends in New Testament Studies', Scripture Bulletin 27/2 (July 1997): 66-77 (reproduced here)

'"Wenham": An Appreciation of The Elements of New Testament Greek', EQ 69 (1997):3-6 (reproduced here)

"Recent Books in . . . New Testament Studies", Reviews in Religion and Theology 1997/1 (February): 77-81 (reproduced here)

"The Preaching of Lewis Carroll", Jabberwocky 20/3 (Summer 1993): 15-27

With David Parker and David Taylor, "The Dura-Europos Gospel Harmony" in David Taylor (ed.), Texts and Studies: Contributions to Biblical and Patristic Literature Third Series; Volume 1 (Birmingham: University of Birmingham Press, 1999): 192-228

Shorter Articles and Op-Ed Pieces

“Celebrating the Use of Internet Resources”, Bible and Interpretation (September 2009) [online article]

“Admitting our Ignorance about the Historical Jesus”, Bible and Interpretation (August 2009) [online article]

“On Scholarly Conduct”, Bible and Interpretation (July 2009)

"The Nativity Story: A Review", SBL Forum 5/1 (January 2007)

"The Pleasures and Perils of Talking to the Media", SBL Forum March 2004 (on-line article)

"Jesus" and "Paul" in The Good Book (London: BBC Factual and Learning, 2004): 60-77 and 78-90

"The Passion, Pornography and Polemic: In Defense of The Passion of the Christ", Bible and Interpretation April 2004 (on-line article)

Articles in Introductions and Encyclopaedias

“Redaction Criticism, NT” in Katharine Sakenfeld (ed.), New Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible, Volume 4: Me-R (Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 2009), ad loc.

“Redaction Criticism” in Paula Gooder (ed.), Searching for Meaning: An Introduction to Interpreting the New Testament (London: SPCK, 2008; Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2009), 38-44

“Source Criticism (including the Synoptic Problem)” in Craig Evans (ed.), Encyclopaedia of the Historical Jesus (New York and London: Routledge, 2008), 599-602

“'The Passion' and its Historical Context”, The Passion, BBC DVD (Special Features), 2008; also at the BBC Passion website

“Parables”, The Passion website, BBC, 2008

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