The Dominion Covenant: Genesis presents the case for a thoroughly Christians economics-not only the “baptized humanism” that passes for Christian economics in too many of our Christian college classrooms. It also provides biblical answers to these questions, and dozens more.
The Dominion Covenant: Genesis represents a self-conscious effort to rethink the oldest and most rigorous social science in terms of the doctrine of creation. Every social science requires such a reconstruction. The “baptized humanism” of the modern Christian college classroom must be abandoned by all those who take seriously God’s command that Christians go forth and subdue the earth (Genesis 1:28).
We must begin with the doctrine of creation if we are not to end in total chaos. This is the central message of The Dominion Covenant: Genesis. God’s curse of the ground (Genesis 3:17-19) made scarcity an inescapable aspect of man’s existence. This is the specifically economic starting point for Christian economics. Apart from these fundamental presuppositions, economics is inescapably irrational and self-contradictory.