In his latest Blog Essay, “‘Downton Abbey’ and the Modern Age—What Are We Really Watching?,” Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr. comments on the PBS series about the transformations of an early twentieth century British estate, a drama that has become hugely popular in America.
Are you a Downton fan? Why do you watch? The show puts many aspects of Edwardian life in a great house on display with twisting storylines, brilliant acting, and uncompromising detail. But Dr. Mohler helps us see the background storyline that is much more dramatic. Downton Abbey takes us through a social transformation that affected all classes. But the greatest transformation of the early 1900’s involved faith, not footmen; the larger story is one of worldview consequences, not weddings and widows.
Click here to read why Dr. Mohler concludes, “Downton Abbey is a parable of sorts—a parable that can teach us a great deal.”