1957: Reality and Prayer
Author/Editor: John Magee
This book is by one of Puget Sounds most influential teachers and scholars, John B. Magee. In it, Magee examines types of prayer—not only the history of particular types of prayer, but also interpretations from a philosophical, psychological, and theological perspective.
Magee left a lasting impression on Puget Sound. His influence can be found lingering in the Magee Address, which showcases scholarly inquiry that reflects “…broad intellectual curiosity, scholarly ethics and rigor, personal excellence, commitment to the liberal arts”. It can be found in the Magee Professorship of Science and Values, currently held by Suzanne Holland. And it can be found carrying on into the next generation of scholars via the John Magee Memorial Scholarship in the Philosophy department.