Thomas and the GospelsMark Goodacre is associate professor in New Testament at Duke University and author of Thomas and the Gospels: The Case for Thomas’s Familiarity with the Synoptics, in which he argues that, rather than being an early, independent source, the enigmatic Gospel of Thomas actually draws on the Synoptic Gospels as source material.

Late last year, Goodacre sat down with us to talk about Gospel of Thomas, its place in history, the ongoing controversy about when it was written, its significance both for scholarship and for the Christian faith, and more. 

Enjoy eight minutes of highlights from our conversation with Mark Goodacre below — and stay tuned for the shorter book trailer that’s coming soon!

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