Beneath Foundations for Eternal Life: Embracing Self-Evident Truth

Thomas Edel

Does truth exist?  What is truth?  How can truth be known?  Through observation and reason, many aspects of truth can be known.  These kinds of truths form the bedrock on which true faith and knowledge can be built.  Consider for yourself whether or not you agree that the “truths” discussed in this book are “self-evident”!

This book is divided into three parts:  

Part 1:  Some Self-Evident Truths. 
Part 2:  Faith and Science. 
Part 3:  God Revealed. 

Part 1 focuses on self-evident truths which are important in understanding matters of faith as well as life in general.

Part 2 deals with the tension between faith and science, and how the two can be understood so that they don’t conflict with each other.

Part 3 presents how some aspects of God’s character are self-evident from what God has made, and how we can learn from other people about God.

 Come and explore truth!

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About the author

Thomas is the author of "Foundations for Eternal Life" and "Beneath Foundations for Eternal Life."  He lives in the Pacific  Northwest (USA) with his wife Carol.  He is, and always will be, the proud papa of Jeanette, Matt, and Josh.  He has been following Jesus since 1979, when the Lord graciously showed him the difference between mere religion and salvation through Jesus.

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Thomas Edel
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Published on
Apr 2, 2015
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Pages
72
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ISBN
9781508912545
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Language
English
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Philosophy / Religious
Religion / Philosophy
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