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two-sphere

[′tü ‚sfir]
(mathematics)
The surface of a ball; the two-dimensional sphere in euclidean three-dimensional space obtained from all points whose distance from the origin is one.
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For Coakley, however, it is in the relationship between Catherine of Siena and Raymond of Capua that "the two-sphere model of religious authority comes into its full maturity.
Despite the fact that the Court has shown an unwillingness to declare a church-related college or university pervasively sectarian, it could be argued that the two-spheres view of faith and learning provided for some schools a satisfactory way of retaining church ties, traditional governance, and Christian missions without running afoul of the Establishment Clause.
For a discussion of the secularization motif within Baptist ranks, see Larry Lyon and Michael Beaty, "Integration, Secularization, and the Two-Spheres View at Religious Colleges: Comparing Baylor University with the University of Notre Dame and Georgetown College" Christian Scholar's Review 29, no.