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  • n. The doctrine that genders in a society should have complementary roles.


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  • “Like many New Calvinists, Driscoll advocates traditional gender roles, called ‘complementarianism’ in theological parlance. Men and women are ‘equal spiritually, and it’s a difference of functionality, not intrinsic worth,’ says Danielle Blazer, a 34-year-old Mars Hill member. Women may work outside the home, but they must submit to their husbands, and they are forbidden from taking on preaching roles in the church.�?

    The New York Times, , by Molly Worthen, January 6, 2009

    January 11, 2009