Hillel also inculcated the duty of making converts to Judaism.
With the growth of the Oxford Movement in the English Church, the practice of observing Lent was revived; and, though no rules for fasting are authoritatively laid down, the duty of abstinence is now very generally inculcated by bishops and clergy, either as a discipline or as an exercise in self-denial.
The company was held in unity by the charms of his personality, and by the free intercourse which he inculcated and exemplified.
Idolatry of his father's hero and leader had now superseded the earlier superstition inculcated by his mother.
Both inculcated a peculiar kind of ascetic life; both had a mystical speculative theory of religion, with purificatory rites, abstinence from beans, &c.; but Orphism was more especially religious, while Pythagoreanism, at least originally, inclined more to be a political and philosophical creed.