On this journey, David seeks to uncover how an obscure Jewish sect from the edge of the Roman Empire shattered the world of the classical gods and challenged the might of Caesar, to become the dominant force in Western civilization.
In this episode, David Suchet follows St. Paul’s mission in Europe to convert the Gentile, Roman world to the new Christian faith. In Greece he visits the ancient city of Philippi, where St Paul made his first convert in Europe, and then heads on to Thessalonika, Athens and Corinth. David Suchet also discovers that, contrary to popular belief, St Paul valued the role of women in his work. The journey ends in Rome, where St Paul met his death, and David uncovers some fascinating archaeological evidence to support St Paul’s story
On this journey, David Suchet’s personal mission is to discover what motivated St Paul. His aim is to work out how St Paul triumphed over the Roman Empire and succeeded in leaving a legacy that endures to this day.