parallel sphere


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parallel sphere

[′par·ə‚lel ′sfir]
(astronomy)
The celestial sphere as it appears to an observer at the pole, where celestial bodies appear to move parallel to the horizon.
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Coakley argues, rightly I think, that the model of parallel spheres of authority can only emerge when mystics and confessors do not share institutional authority: that is when male clerics begin to take charge of lay female visionaries, as they do in the thirteenth century.
Despite its title, it is not concerned with female entry into other professions, although there are occasional useful asides on how women have fared in these parallel spheres of employment.
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