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English translation: Ecclesiastical Faculty of Philosophy

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Spanish term or phrase:Facultad Eclesiastica de Filosofia
English translation:Ecclesiastical Faculty of Philosophy
Entered by: Fuad Yahya
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17:52 Aug 10, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Education / Pedagogy
Spanish term or phrase: Eclesiastica de Filosofia
Appears as a Program in Academic Transcripts from a University in Colombia
Clara
[...] eclesiastica de filosofia = Ecclesiastical [...] of Philosophy
Explanation:
To the best of my knowledge, there is no such subject as “ecclesiastical philosophy” or “ecclesiastics of philosophy.” There was, to be sure, a school of thought called “scholastic philosophy” whose members were “ecclesiastics,” but the school is not referred to as “ecclesiastical philosophy.” There is a subject called “ecclesiology,” but that is purely theological, not philosophical, no matter how much overlap one must acknowledge. It is called "ecclesiastical theology" or "theology of the Church." The American Jesuit thinker Avery Dulles is the preeminent author in this field.

My best guess is that “eclesiastica” modifies a truncated word, possibly “facultad” or “escuela,” so that the full title is not that a subject or a course, but a school or a college. There are several such colleges on Catholic campuses in Europe and Latin America. Here is a reference to one:

http://www.unav.es/noticias/doctores00.html

Facultad eclesiastica de filosofia (Universidad de Navarra)

I suggest that you look at the transcript very carefully to see if this theory holds water.

Fuad
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Fuad Yahya
Grading comment
Excellent explanation. You were right on target!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +2Ecclesiastic Philosophy
Parrot
na +1[...] eclesiastica de filosofia = Ecclesiastical [...] of PhilosophyFuad Yahya
na +1Religious ( or, Ecclesiastic/al) Philosophy
Terry Burgess


  

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9 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Religious ( or, Ecclesiastic/al) Philosophy


Explanation:
Hi Clara!

That's how I would translate it.

Hope this helps:-)
terry


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Terry Burgess
Mexico
Local time: 21:07
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 46

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  flaviofbg: Me gustan más, como siempre, las opciones de Terry :)
10 hrs
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12 mins peer agreement (net): +2
Ecclesiastic Philosophy


Explanation:
Would apply to both church philosophy and the philosophy of the ecclesiastic school (Aquinas).

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 04:07
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 138

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  DR. RICHARD BAVRY: yeah I like that..has the proper Jesuistic flavor
23 mins
  -> I hate to confess on line... but I'm a frustrated Jesuit. Question of gender.

agree  Sylvia Valls: When it´s correct, the closer to the original, the better! Is that reasonable enough for a Jesuit?
1 hr
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
[...] eclesiastica de filosofia = Ecclesiastical [...] of Philosophy


Explanation:
To the best of my knowledge, there is no such subject as “ecclesiastical philosophy” or “ecclesiastics of philosophy.” There was, to be sure, a school of thought called “scholastic philosophy” whose members were “ecclesiastics,” but the school is not referred to as “ecclesiastical philosophy.” There is a subject called “ecclesiology,” but that is purely theological, not philosophical, no matter how much overlap one must acknowledge. It is called "ecclesiastical theology" or "theology of the Church." The American Jesuit thinker Avery Dulles is the preeminent author in this field.

My best guess is that “eclesiastica” modifies a truncated word, possibly “facultad” or “escuela,” so that the full title is not that a subject or a course, but a school or a college. There are several such colleges on Catholic campuses in Europe and Latin America. Here is a reference to one:

http://www.unav.es/noticias/doctores00.html

Facultad eclesiastica de filosofia (Universidad de Navarra)

I suggest that you look at the transcript very carefully to see if this theory holds water.

Fuad


Fuad Yahya
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 22
Grading comment
Excellent explanation. You were right on target!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  DR. RICHARD BAVRY: can hardly contain myself!..it all "Depends"!
4 hrs
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Changes made by editors
Feb 4, 2006 - Changes made by Fuad Yahya:
LevelNon-PRO » PRO
Feb 4, 2006 - Changes made by Fuad Yahya:
FieldArt/Literary » Social Sciences
Field (specific)(none) » Education / Pedagogy


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