Léon Vaganay

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Léon Vaganay (Saint-Étienne, 22 October 1882 - Vernaison, 30 March 1969) was a French Roman Catholic priest and biblical scholar.

Vaganay was among the minority of modern scholars who considered the original text of the New Testament was closer to the Western text than to the Alexandrian text type.[1] His views on the Gospel of Peter also diverged from previous scholarship, with Vaganay disputing docetic origins.[2]


  1. ^ An Introduction to New Testament Textual Criticism Léon Vaganay, Christian-Bernard Amphoux reprinted 1991 introduction "Vaganay was searching for the original text of the New Testament, which he sensed to be closer to the 'Western' text than to the Alexandrian type. I believe that the research and discoveries made over the last fifty years have confirmed and ..."
  2. ^ The Gospel of Peter and Early Christian Apologetics Page 25 Timothy P. Henderson - 2011 "While nearly every previous scholar argued for a strong docetic influence, Vaganay was reluctant to do so, claiming instead that "despite its docetic tendencies, it is not a work of the sect."83 Rather than being from a docetic group, GP is a ..."