Nigerian Heresy is a term introduced by the U.S. Episcopal equal rights activist Maury Johnston in her article, "Facing the Spectre of Schism" (2006), to describe the theology articulated by many Anglican bishops outside of North America, and especially in Africa, who do not hold to a widespread Anglican understanding of the basis for Protestant faith as being scripture, tradition, and reason.
Those claimed to be guilty of the Nigerian Heresy espouse "sola scriptura", or scripture alone, as the basis of Christian faith. Another element in identifying Nigerian Heresy is the innovative practice of overlapping dioceses and annexing parish churches into foreign dioceses. The term is most frequently used tongue-in-cheek.
This article is based on "Nigerian Heresy" from the free encyclopedia Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org). It is licensed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation Licencse. In the Wikipedia you can find a list of the authors by visiting the following address: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Nigerian+Heresy&action=history