August 27th, 2013
[cawm''-pluh-mehn-tayr''-ee-uh-niz''-um] (Latin complere, “to fill out”)
Theological position held by many Christians (contra egalitarianism) believing the Bible teaches that men and women are of equal worth, dignity, and responsibility before God (ontological equality), but that men and women have different roles to play in society, the family, and the church (relational distinct roles). For the complementarian, these roles do not compete but complement each other. Prominent modern complementarians are Tomas Schreiner, Wayne Grudem, and John Piper.
For more information about complementarianism please click here for a series of articles on the topic.
Also visit the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood