Gospels Real and Imagined

Dr. Mark Goodacre

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I hear the word 'consensus', and I think – right, let's see if there's anything to challenge here! Mark S. Goodacre


Dr. Mark S. Goodacre is Frances Hill Fox Professor of Religious Studies at Duke University. He is the author of Thomas and the Gospels: The Case for Thomas's Familiarity with the Synoptics and The Case Against Q: Studies in Markan Priority and the Synoptic Problem. A popular blogger and podcaster as well as a leading academic voice, Dr. Goodacre challenges settled assumptions in theology and text criticism. In this fascinating discussion with Dr. Yeshaya Gruber of the Israel Bible Center, he discusses the stories about Jesus and how they came to be expressed in different ways in the texts known as the synoptic gospels, John, and Thomas.

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