Kabir denounced idolatry and the ritualistic practices of the Hindus.
But the prophetic teaching was obscured in part by the nationalism of the prophets themselves, who exalted Israel as at once God's instrument and the peculiar object of his love; and in part by the triumph of a legal-ritualistic sacrificial system.
The result was to make Denison a keen champion of the ritualistic school.
The usage in this respect in some " ritualistic " churches is a revival of pre-Reformation ceremonial.
The legislative and statistical and especially the ritualistic parts belonging to P are so detailed and uninteresting that they make no impression on a reader's memory, and P's diffuseness, always undue, reaches a climax in chap. vii.