It is loosely used to describe any exalted strain of devotional melody.
The Brahman priest (brahma) being thus the recognized head of the sacerdotal order (brahma), which itself is the visible embodiment of sacred writ and the devotional spirit pervading it (brahma), the complete realization of theocratic aspirations required but a single step, which was indeed taken in the theosophic speculations of the later Vedic poets and the authors of the Brahmanas (q.v.), viz.
He wrote much devotional verse, including the well-known hymn "Eternal Light!
The neuter term brahma is used in the Rigveda both in the abstract sense of "devotion, worship," and in the concrete sense of "devotional rite, prayer, hymn."
Bishop Challoner was the author of numerous controversial and devotional works, which have been frequently reprinted and translated into various languages.