What kind of people and society have we become? With the twenty-first century bearing witness to tremendous change—much of which has been prompted by severe internal and global challenges to both the economy and the way we share information—there is a need for a social and psychological counterbalance to place this change in perspective and stem the tide of disillusionment and fear.
The Prince and the King presents a bird’s-eye view of the social forces and monumental changes that have delivered us into this twenty-first century—forces which drive us forward and mould us into the future. Beginning with a behind-the-scenes look at the Second World War and what happened during the post-war years of development, it also explores the sociocultural changes of the sixties and seventies and the issues of identity that faced those individuals during the eighties. As these trends began to spread during the nineties, the stage was set for some of the dramatic changes that now pose a challenge to individuals, families, and society today.
By focusing on the social development of individuals and communities, we can be in a position to see how we have actually adjusted to this change. The important task at hand, however, is to pause amidst this changing landscape—and perhaps look at our Christian faith—in order to consider if this is the psychological and spiritual place that individuals and societies should choose as their future.