Dafydd Mills Daniel appears in National Geographic's The Story of God with Morgan Freeman

Dafydd Mills Daniel's (McDonald Lecturer in Theology and Ethics) appearance in National Geographic's The Story of God with Morgan Freeman is now available on Netflix.

In 'Deadly Sins' (Series 3, Episode 4), Dafydd discusses the mysterious practice of Sin-Eating.

First recorded in the 17th century by the Oxford antiquarian and biographer, John Aubrey, Sin-Eating survived in the Welsh Marches into the 20th century, when a wealthy farmer, named Richard Munslow, revived the practice.

A Sin-Eater would consume food regarded as contaminated by another person's sin, and, in doing so, take on the sins of that person.

Through reconstructions of the Sin-Eating ceremony, and by visiting the home and grave of Munslow, Dafydd, presenter Sal Masekela, and Morgan Freeman, reflect on the beliefs that underpinned the practice of Sin-Eating, and ask why anyone would choose to consume another person's sin.

We hope you enjoy an excerpt from the episode: