Ep. 166: Paul in Ephesus. Turkey Series 3/10

Ep. 166: Paul in Ephesus. Turkey Series 3/10

In Good Faith - Season 7, Episode 166

  • Sep 17, 2023 6:00 am
  • 52:51 mins

Today we're talking about a place and a person, both of which were important in the first expansion of a world religion. This week we're visiting Ephesus to understand early Christian converts and the life of Paul, with special emphasis on his confrontation with the silversmiths guild, as discussed in Acts 19. We'll talk again with Professor Luke Drake. Dr. Drake completed a PhD at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in Ancient Mediterranean Religions, and a master of theological studies in New Testament and Early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School. Then, we meet Kent Brown, a professor emeritus of ancient scripture and the former director of the BYU Jerusalem center. He holds a PhD in religious studies from Brown University, with an emphasis in New Testament and early Christian studies. Kent reminds us of the magnificent temple of Artemis. We'll also walk with our guide Lutfi Baydar through the ruins at Ephesus on the south-west coast of Turkey, a few hours drive from Izmir. Join us as we explore The Crossroads of Faith.