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John K. Goodrich

John Goodrich

Professor of Bible
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  • Department:
    Bible and Theology
  • Location:
  • School:
    Undergraduate in Chicago, Graduate/Seminary in Chicago
  • Position:
  • Start Date:
    July 2010
  • Personal Information:

    Dr. Goodrich has three years of pastoral ministry experience and is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, Institute for Biblical Research, Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical and Theological Research, and Evangelical Theological Society.

  • Educational Background:

    ​BA, Moody Bible Institute
    MDiv, ThM, Talbot School of Theology
    PhD, Durham University, United Kingdom

  • Publications:


    Paul and the Apocalyptic Imagination. With Ben C Blackwell and Jason Maston. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016.

    Reading Romans in Context: Paul and Second Temple Judaism. With Ben C. Blackwell and Jason Maston. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015. 

    Paul as an Administrator of God in 1 Corinthians. Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series, volume 152. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012 (hardback); March 2014 (paperback).

    Following Jesus Christ: The New Testament Message of Discipleship for Today. Co-editor, with Mark L. Strauss. Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2019.

    Reading Revelation in Context: John’s Apocalypse and Second Temple Judaism. Co-editor, with Ben C. Blackwell and Jason Maston. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019. 

    Reading Mark in Context: Jesus and Second Temple Judaism. Co-editor, with Ben C. Blackwell and Jason Maston. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2018.


    "The Word of God has Not Failed: God's Faithfulness and Israel's Salvation in Tobit 14:3-7 and Romans 9-11." Tyndale Bulletin 67, no. 1 (2016): 41-62.

    "'The Interpretation of metron pisteōs in Romans 12.3–A Rejoinder to Porter and Ong." Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 9 (2013): 213-20.

    "From Slaves of Sin to Slaves of God: Reconsidering the Origin of Paul's Slavery Metaphor in Romans 6." Bulletin for Biblical Research 23, no. 4 (2013): 509-30.

    "Sold under Sin: Echoes of Exile in Romans 7.14-25." New Testament Studies 59, no. 4 (2013): 476-95.

    "Overseers as Stewards and the Qualifications for Leadership in the Pastoral Epistles." Zeitschrift für die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und Kunde der älteren Kirche 104, no. 1 (2013): 77-97.

    "As long as the heir is a child': The Rhetoric of Inheritance in Galatians 4:1-2 and P.Ryl. 2.153." Novum Testamentum 55, no.1 (2013): 61-76. 

    "'Standard of Faith' or 'Measure of a Trusteeship'? A Study in Romans 12:3." Catholic Biblical Quarterly 74, no. 4 (2012): 753-72.

    "Voluntary Debt Remission and the Parable of the Unjust Steward (Luke 16:1–13)." Journal of Biblical Literature 131, no. 3 (2012): 547-66.

    "Erastus of Corinth (Romans 16.23): Responding to Recent Proposals on his Rank, Status, and Faith." New Testament Studies 57, no. 4 (2011): 583–93.

    "Guardians, not Taskmasters: The Cultural Resonances of Paul's Metaphor in Galatians 4.1–2." Journal for the Study of the New Testament 32, no. 3 (2010): 251–84.

    "Erastus, Quaestor of Corinth: The Administrative Rank of ho oikonomos tēs poleōs (Rom 16.23) in an Achaean Colony." New Testament Studies 56, no. 1 (2010): 90–115.

    Edited Volumes:

    "Introduction" and "Paul, Apocalyptic, and Politics," in Paul and the Apocalyptic Imagination. Edited by Ben C. Blackwell, John K. Goodrich, and Jason Maston. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016.

    "Introduction" and "Tobit and Romans 11: Israel's Salvation and the Fulfillment of God's Word," in Reading Romans in Context: Paul and Second Temple Judaism. Eds. Ben C. Blackwell, John K. Goodrich, and Jason Maston. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015.

    "Hosea." In The Moody Bible Commentary. Edited by Michael Rydelnik and Michael Vanlaningham. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2014. 1315-30.

    "Apostle," "Corinthians, Epistles to the," "Grace," "Slave," and "Steward." In Dictionary of the Bible and Western Culture. Edited by Mary Ann Beavis and Michael J. Gilmour. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012.

    Book Reviews:

    Responsible for over thirty-five book reviews in numerous review journals, including: Bryn Mawr Classical Review, European Journal of Theology, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Religious Studies Review, Themelios, Theological Book Review, and Trinity Journal.

  • Professional / Personal Interests:

    Dr. Goodrich's research interests include the social world of the New Testament, Pauline theology, Luke-Acts and church leadership. In his free time he enjoys reading, watching UCLA football, walking with his wife (Christin) and playing with his son (Justin).