Here, I resume the discussion of “The Persistence of Chaos in God’s Creation”; see BR, February 1996. At points this discussion overlaps with my essay, “The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory: The Sovereignty of God in the Bible,” Theology Today, April 1996, pp. 1–11.



God’s openness to the future, as shown in intercessory prayers, is discussed perceptively by Patrick D. Miller in They Cried unto the Lord: The Form and Theology of Biblical Prayer (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1994), chapter 8. See also David Noel Freedman, “Other Than Moses…Who Asks (or Tells) God to Repent?” BR, Winter 1985.


Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Prophets, 2 vols. (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1962).


David R. Blumenthal, Facing the Abusing God: A Theology of Protest (Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1993), p. 16.