The Bible is printed in China but legally available only at church bookstores approved by Beijing. Roughly two years ago, the Chinese government banned online Bible sales. Audio Bible players, nevertheless, have become popular with people of faith in China because of their ease of use.
Under Chinese law, it is illegal to bring printed religious material into the country if it exceeds the amount for personal use. The group distributes the Bibles through a local shop owner in Kunming, according to Klein.
The Bible used by most Chinese Protestants today, known as the Chinese Union Version (CUV), is the vernacular translation.
Versions. The most commonly used Bible in China is the Union Version, CUV, 和合本. However, this translation uses older language forms and many people who are new to Bible reading find it difficult to understand (a little like English speakers reading the King James Version for the first time).
The Bible is printed in China but legally available only at church bookstores.
At the celebratory event, Amity Foundation secretary-general and APC chairman Qiu Zhonghui said that of the 200 million Bibles printed so far, over 85 million have been supplied to churches in China, with the rest exported to 147 countries and regions.
More than half of the 100 million Bibles printed every year have been printed in China since the 1980s, he said. Of those, 20 million are sold or given away in the United States.
The term used commonly in Protestant Chinese bibles for God is Shén (神).
Christianity was introduced to China by the Church of the East, also called the Nestorian Church, in the 7th century and they appear to have begun translating the Bible immediately.
The Olive Tree Bible app has been removed from China's Apple Store after its creators were unable to provide a permit to distribute the app in China during a review process. It comes as part of a wider crackdown by Chinese authorities on Christian resources found online.
Missionaries from the Church of the East, traditionally called the “Nestorians,” were the first Christian group that set foot in China. In 645, missionaries from this group traveled along the Silk Road and arrived in Xi'an, the Capital City of China at the time, and built multiple churches in China.
The Nestorian Christians were the first to translate the Bible into Chinese, followed by the Roman Catholics and the Protestants. The high point of the Roman Catholic translation is the publication of the Bible by the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum in 1968. The Protestants, however, carried out the most extensive work.
Proselytization in public, in unregistered churches or temples, or by foreigners is prohibited. Members of the officially atheist Communist Party are strongly discouraged from holding religious faith. A significant number of non-sanctioned churches and temples exist, attended by locals and foreigners alike.
The government recognizes five official religions – Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Protestantism, and Catholicism.
The following items are prohibited from entering China: arms, ammunition, and explosives of all kinds; counterfeit currencies and counterfeit negotiable securities; printed matter, magnetic media, films, or photographs that are deemed to be detrimental to the political, economic, cultural, and moral interests of China; ...
Islam has been practiced in China since the 7th century CE. Muslims are a minority group in China, representing 1.6 to 2 percent of the total population (21-28 million people) according to various estimates.
Over the past four decades, Christianity has grown faster in China than anywhere else in the world. Daryl Ireland, a Boston University School of Theology research assistant professor of mission, estimates that the Christian community there has grown from 1 million to 100 million.
The Saudi Arabian Mutaween (Arabic: مطوعين), or Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (i.e., the religious police) prohibits the practice of any religion other than Islam.
Shangdi was considered to be the supreme deity during the Shang dynasty (1600–1046 century bce), but during the Zhou dynasty (1046–256 bce) he was gradually supplanted by heaven (tian). This article was most recently revised and updated by Matt Stefon.
It is China's only legal printer of Bibles. The APC has so far published more than 100 million Bibles. Most of the Bibles printed are the Chinese Union Version (Chinese: 和合本, 1919), the Chinese Bible translation used by the Protestant churches, or the less commonly accepted but more modern Today's Chinese Version.
Tudi Gong, (Chinese: “Lord of the Place,” “Earth Lord,” or “Earth God”) Wade-Giles romanization T'u-ti Kung, in Chinese religion, a god whose deification and functions are determined by local residents.
China continues to be the largest producer of Bibles in the world, thanks to the Amity Printing Company in Nanjing.
How many copies of the Bible have been sold since 1815? According to the Guinness Book of Records, around 1815 billion copies of the Bible have been sold worldwide since 2,5.