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“Was Jesus Married to Mary Magdalene?”

Dr. Mark Goodacre
Dr. Mark Goodacre

Duke University religion professor Mark Goodacre will speak on the Furman University campus Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. in Watkins Room of the Trone Student Center.

His talk, “Was Jesus Married to Mary Magdalene?” is free and open to the public.  It is sponsored by Furman’s Department of Religion and The Humanities Development Fund.

Goodacre is professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Duke.  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, and is well known for the award-winning internet site, The New Testament Gateway.  He is also the author of four books, including The Case Against Q: Studies in Markan Priority and the Synoptic Problem and Thomas and the Gospels: The Case for Thomas’s Familiarity with the Synoptics.

Goodacre has acted as consultant for several TV and radio programs, including “The Passion” (BBC/HBO, 2008), “The Bible: A History” (Channel 4, 2010) and “The Bible” (History Channel, 2013).  He earned his MA, M.Phil and DPhil at the University of Oxford.

For more information, contact Furman’s Department of Religion at 864-294-3681 or

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