Polity by Mark Dever for FREE

As numberless, teeming hordes of you loyal 9Marks readers have no doubt noticed, Polity has been out of print for a few months now.

But don’t fear: it is neither gone nor forgotten. While the book is out of print, you can download a PDF of the whole volume from our bookstore for free. Here’s a direct link to the PDF.

Also, we’re working on a new edition of it. The new edition will contain all the same reprinted historical documents along with some new introductory essays. If you think of it, pray that God would bless our efforts and that a new-and-improved version of Polity would be available soon.

And for the unfortunate few who don’t know what Polity is, it’s a collection of ten Baptist works on church life from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries that Mark Dever pulled into one volume about a dozen years ago. The prose won’t win any Pulitzers, but the volume is a goldmine of careful biblical reflection on topics like church membership and discipline.

If you’re new to Polity, check out the introductory essay by Greg Wills and then swim around the subject index in the back. And if you’re just going to read through one of the works, make it J.L Reynolds’. He’s the cream of the crop. Though the Charleston Association’s Summary as well as the three works entirely devoted to church discipline (Baker, Mell, and Savage) also deserve special mention.

Well, what are you waiting for?

Written by Bobby Jamison.


2 Responses to “Polity by Mark Dever for FREE”

  1. Michael Dunlop Says:

    That PDF link isn’t working anymore. Let me know if you come across another link. I’d love to get a copy of this book.

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