Quo vadis? is a Latin phrase meaning "Where are you going?", or more precisely "Whither goest thou?". The modern usage of the phrase refers to a Christian tradition regarding Saint Peter. According to the apocryphal Acts of Peter, Peter is fleeing from likely crucifixion in Rome at the hands of the government, and along the road outside the city he meets a risen Jesus. In the Latin translation, Peter asks Jesus "Quo vadis?", to which he replies, "Romam vado iterum crucifigi". Peter thereby gains the courage to continue his ministry and returns to the city, to eventually be martyred by being crucified upside-down. The phrase also occurs a few times in the Vulgate translation of the Bible, notably in John 13:36 when Peter asks Jesus the same question, to which he responds, "Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me." The Church of Domine Quo Vadis in Rome is built where, according to legend, the meeting between Peter and Jesus took place.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUO VADIS?»
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As such, several historical figures appear in the book. As a whole, the novel carries an outspoken pro-Christian message. This novel contributed to Sienkiewicz's Nobel Prize for literature.
Henryk Sienkiewicz, 2014
Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero
Quo Vadis is the tale of a Roman general in Nero's army in the first century A.D. who risks everything when he falls in love with a Christian woman. This classic novel reveals a divided society.
Henryk Sienkiewicz, 1998
Quo Vadis: A Tale of the Time of Nero, Tr. by Dr. S. A. ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Henryk Sienkiewicz, 2010
QuoVadis Arbitration?: Sixty Years of Arbitration Practice ...
This is a book that will be warmly appreciated--and used--by arbitration specialists of any degree of expertise, anywhere in the world.
Pieter Sanders, 1999
QuoVadis Quantum Mechanics?
This book addresses questions such as quantum non-locality, the measurement problem, quantum insights into relativity, cosmology and thermodynamics, and the possible bearing of quantum phenomena on biology and consciousness.
Avshalom C. Elitzur, Shahar Dolev, Nancy Kolenda, 2006
Whither QuoVadis: Sienkiewicz's Novel in Film and Television
This book explores five surviving film adaptations which offer an exceptionally clear view of how ancient Rome is characterized on the big screen.
Ruth Scodel, Anja Bettenworth, 2009
QuoVadis, Graph Theory?: A Source Book for Challenges and ...
, What are the next important steps to take?. In short, Quo Vadis, Graph Theory?. The contributors to this volume have together provided a comprehensive reference source for future directions and open questions in the field.
J. Gimbel, J.W. Kennedy, L.V. Quintas, 1993
QuoVadis Medical Healing: Past Concepts and New Approaches
The present volume brings together papers on these topics in an unique interdisciplinary approach. The book provides an ethical framework for healthcare from a political perspective.
Susanna Elm, Stefan N. Willich, 2008
QuoVadis?: Collegiality in the Code of Canon Law
A timely contribution to the current direction of Vatican II's teachings on collegiality.
Mary McAleese, 2013
QuoVadis a Narrative of the Time of Nero, Volume I ...
"Quo Vadis" is a Latin phrase meaning "where are you going?
Henryk Sienkiewicz, 2006
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