I will argue that because God supremely values authentic agape-love relationships, and because he does not want to dehumanize people, he relies on influential rather than coercive power to accomplish his purposes. For this reason, I submit, God had to accommodate his self-revelation to the spiritual state and cultural conditioning of his people in the ages leading up to Christ. Only gradually could God change people’s hearts and minds so that they could receive more and more truth about his true character and about his ideal will for them. And whenever God’s people have come to understand more about his true character and will, they have always been able to look back and find divinely intended meanings in earlier writings that the original authors could not have perceived.
I can detect open theist presuppositions in this quotation, but Crucifixion seems essentially to be a thesis about the theological interpretation of Scripture with a focus on the cross. Thus it looks like publication of The Myth of the Blueprint (or something like it) is still far off into the future—which, if you’re an open theist, God may or may not know, anyway.