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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." Yet within this two-sphere system, there is a hierarchy for Raymond, who--unlike earlier male confessors--does not present himself as dependent upon Catherine and constantly stresses his own priestly authority over the saint.
in short, they argue that the adoption of an "atmospheric," "two-realms," or "two-spheres" view of knowledge (one that largely separates the religious and secular functions of the educational institution) is much less likely to sustain a vigorous Christian intellectual climate and, ultimately, a Christian institutional identity.
(3.) 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.