Sunday, September 03, 2006

Things a Computer Scientist Rarely Talks About

Author: Donald E Knuth
ISBN: 157586326X
Genre: computers, religion, non-fiction

For those of you in the computer field, Donald Knuth is an easily- recognized name. Evidently he does all kinds of good things for and with computers.

He's also a Christian it turns out, and very interested in how science and Christianity combine to make a well-rounded life.

This book is a companion to 3:16, reviewed above.

It is a series of lectures about how he goes about writing 3:16, which he presented at MIT in 1999.

Some of the titles of his lectures are:
Randomization and Religion
Language Translation
Aesthetics
Glimpses of God
God and Computer Science


This book is a fascinating look into the way a layperson in terms of religion might go about studying and looking for God. You don't have to have a religion degree to translate the Bible (although it will take you a long time). God will teach you.

Recommended

1 comment:

Chris said...

Wow that is very cool. Donald Knuths books are like the Bible of computer programming. It is cool that he reads (and writes about) the real Bible, too. I will definetly have to check this out! Thank you.