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The Role of Reason and Revelation in Ghazzali’s Theological Thought
Ahmad Kadkhodaei Graduated in Philosophy, Kharazmi University
Graduate Student
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Reason and revelation, for Ghazzali, as two factors play a significant role in human’s epistemic system. He justifies recognizing religious and theological issues by reason and revelation. According to Ghazzali’s theological thought, some of religious beliefs need to rational confirmation. Ghazzali is of Ash’ari thinkers that as a theologian, tries to make agreement between rational and transmitted affaires. His approach to reason, meantime considering its restrictions, is mostly positive. His thinking of transmitted and revealed teachings, but, is caused to form his thought based on religious principles like the Quran and Hadith. He believes that reason can’t take human’s happiness, and descends the position of reason for discovering and intuition. Therefore, Ghazzali thinks that issues concerning spiritual universe, heaven and the earth are related to revelation, since he believes that only who can receive revelation that his soul will be perfected and inspiration in its lower part.

Legitimacy and credibility of reason and revelation has more important place. He makes a deep link between reason and revelation. So, reason and revelation is considered as the best supporter of religion.

Keywords: Revelation, Reason, Theological, Intuition, Ghazzali, Hadiths.
Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Philosophy
Received: 2014/07/21 | Accepted: 2014/12/21 | Published: 2015/12/21
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Kadkhodaei A. The Role of Reason and Revelation in Ghazzali’s Theological Thought. isharat. 2014; 1 (2) :85-106
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