This study is a concise hermeneutical overview of faith’s various
ways of understanding and of the different approaches towards Scripture interpretation in the
history of the Early Church. The research manifests that historically the Apostolic Tradition of
the Early Church, with its ecumenically accepted expression of faith in the Nicene Confession
(originating from the Ecumenical Councils of Nicaea 325 and Constantinople 381), offers a
foundation towards Church unity and at the same time provides us with a vital hermeneutical
key for the Church’s understanding of the scriptures and of her faith.