"Trickle-down economics" is the idea that tax cuts benefit all parties by increasing the size of the whole economic pie, thereby increasing the size of each of the slices; that is, "A rising tide lifts all boats." In a day when serious theological reflection is no longer la mode-found more often by the crumb than the slice-perhaps we should begin thinking in terms of trickle-down theology." Perhaps what is needed is not more semiliterate attempts at "doing theology," but a stimulus package that liberates long-dormant theological capital from the red tape of dusty volumes and makes its serious study less taxing. The theological supply-sider who agrees with this prescription can rejoice at the completion of Richard A. Muller's Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics(PRRD), a multidecade project that promises to send out ripples for decades to come.
Brian J. Lee works for a federal agency in Washington, D.C.
Issue: "Covenant Confusion" July/August 2004 Vol. 13 No. 4 Page number(s): 41-42
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