Original Research - Special Collection: Belief - church and community

Die Apostoliese tradisie in die Vroeë Kerk se verstaan van Skrif en geloof – ʼn Kort hermeneutiese oorsig

J.P. (Kobus) Labuschagne
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 71, No 3 | a3017 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v71i3.3017 | © 2015 J.P. (Kobus) Labuschagne | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 April 2015 | Published: 31 August 2015

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J.P. (Kobus) Labuschagne, Department of Church History and Polity, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa


The Apostolic tradition in the Early Church’s understanding of Scripture and faith – A brief hermeneutical overview. 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.


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