Kabir denounced idolatry and the ritualistic practices of the Hindus.
The result was to make Denison a keen champion of the ritualistic school.
the national and priestly elements controlled; doubtless many individuals still were faithful to the purer prophetic message, though also zealous for the system of ritual and sacrifice, but for the ruling majority ritualistic service was the chief thing, justice, purity and mercy being subordinate.
Ellen was disturbed by much of what she saw in the small village in South America, including the macabre ritualistic dance performed by the village leaders.
Animal sacrifice, libations, ritualistic purification, sprinkling of water, and symbolical rites of all kinds accompanied by short prayers, represent a religious practice which in the Babylonian-Assyrian religion, as in all religions, is older than any theology and survives the changes which the theoretical substratum of the religion undergoes.