Ancient Roads: Pagans and the Cult of Martyrs

About This Episode



Host Jonathan Phillips treks to North Africa and tell the story of Perpetua, a young Christian martyr, whose extraordinary story still resonates today. We will go to places where Christians faced unimaginable violence because of their beliefs, where the Roman Empire threatened everything that Christians stood for with their pagan temples, emperor cult, and vicious tortures.

A compelling six-hour series, Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine charts Christianity's evolution from a small movement to the largest religion in the world, with more than two billion followers. Hosted by Jonathan Phillips.