Yet despite the efforts of the government the Reformation made progress in the land.
The Reformation was introduced here in 1533, but it was not accepted by all the inhabitants.
That reformation failed to effect its purifying mission.
The last and most characteristic festival of Canaanite life was that of Asiph or " ingathering " which after the Deuteronomic reformation (621 B.C.) had made a single sanctuary and therefore a considerable journey with a longer stay necessary, came to be called Succoth or booths.
From that time until the Reformation the Christian sacrifice was all but universally regarded as the offering of the body and blood of Christ.