From this has arisen the most powerful cult, ancestor worship, that at present exists in China.
The basis, however, of Chinese religious thought is ancestor worship.
Herbert Spencer has insisted that all religion is ancestor worship, that is, it grows out of the family group.
ancestor worship may be said, indeed, to be the true religion of the Chinese.
Possibly there is a trace of ancestor worship even here; but the two usages have diverged.
ancestor worship, or reverence for the dead, was a third factor.
Modern taste has removed from sight what were once the common people's symbols of the god-way, that is of ancestor worship.
It finds expression in the ceremonies known as ancestor worship.
Revile as you may and wrongly call it "ancestor worship," the spirit that prompts the act is entirely praiseworthy.
Ghasiya tribe, ancestor worship, I. 176; barring the ghost, II.