Types of Knowledge: What is Religious Knowledge?
Religion; It is the belief system that explains God, the universe, society and man. Religion as a belief system is based on belief in God and regulates both the inner life of man and the social life.
Religious knowledge is the type of knowledge obtained by establishing the connection between the knowing and the known, with belief and belief. Since it is an approach beyond the laws of physics, it is also considered as metaphysical information. Basic logic of religious knowledge; the universe and the transcendent being that created me (usually God) has the most accurate knowledge . “Then I have to listen to him for the right information. The thought emerges.
Religious knowledge based on faith is dogmatic . In other words, dogmas (inaks) are indisputable and cannot be doubted. In this respect, religious information is absolute. But absolutism is among those who believe in that belief system. Again for another belief system, and only their beliefs are absolute, unchangeable and unquestionable.
The truth value of religious knowledge is not sought in conformity with the object or in conformity with nature. If nature does not conform to religious knowledge, it is sought in nature itself, not in the wrong information. Religious knowledge is systematic. It is an original view of the world. It has a logical coherence in itself. In addition, the regulator has the power of sanction. It is usually organized.
In short, religious knowledge;
– Based on faith,
– Compliance with nature is not required.
Source: Atatürk University Department of Sociology 1st Grade “Introduction to Philosophy” and “Introduction to Sociology” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Other Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM)