This volume is a celebration of Reformed systematic theology. It celebrates the theology which emerged during the years of the Reformation and reached its high water mark at the Westminster Assembly. Celebrating systematic theology is vitally important in our current theological climate. It seems as if the current trend in theological studies is to neglect traditional systematic theology. Many modern theologians have eschewed the topical and rational approach of systematic theology in favor of practical and narrative approaches. This trend is both unfortunate and dangerous. The intent of this volume is to encourage the church to once again focus on theology, the science and study of God. "The Faith Once Delivered is a splendid collection of scholarly essays on matters of immense importance to Christianity in general and to Reformed Christians in particular. These studies appropriately honor Prof. Wayne Spear at his retirement. They also belong in the library of every serious student of theology."