Blake, writing about panentheism, said "...The world is also portrayed as
affecting God in its recalcitrance,... ."
My understanding of panentheism is that the above is correct, although the
word "recalcitrance" is perhaps overkill.
In panentheism, God is portrayed as not knowing the future, at least not in
detail, although with a greatly enhanced (over humanity) capability of
predicting in broad terms how it will unfold. But He can be "surprised" by
what we, in our free will, do, sometimes negatively; sometimes positively.
He is also not portrayed as all powerful. In this respect, see the varios
articles on the internet on "Open Theism." A google search finds them
rapidly. There is some connection, although the proponents of each appear to
have come out of different theological traditions.
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