عنوان مقاله [English]
The theory known as Ayatollah Javadi's theory of religious science differs from the theories of religious science, but at the same time, it does affect them so that it can be called a meta-theory for them. This theory consists of a main claim, a general argument, and two conclusions. The main claim is that science is only religious and divine if it is to be science, that is, to discover reality and represent its object. The reason for this claim is the characteristics belong to science because of its being representative of reality. These characteristics are that 1) the object of true real science is real and therefore is a creature of God; 2) true science is a divine inspiration; and 3) because of its veridicality, true science has religious authority. True and valid science does not conflict with any methodologically valid science, therefore credible sources and methods should not have conflicting results. By relying on an analysis of the epistemic status of revelation this theory has proved that religious texts are valid epistemic sources. Consequently: 1) Referring to religious texts to know the reality must be consistent with the results of valid rational methods. Therefore, our understanding of the religious texts regardless of the results of other valid cognitive methods is invalid. 2) To know the facts through valid rational methods without considering the results of the narrative method is incomplete and devoid of sufficient validity. So the rational and narrative methods have an interactive relationship in knowing reality.