Boyd, James W.

Dr. James W. Boyd is emeritus professor of philosophy at Colorado State University. Boyd graduated from Northwestern University with a Ph.D. in history of religions.

The Discipline of Pure Fire (Saika Gyo Ho) in Shinto Buddhism: Fire Ritual in Japanese Religious Traditions
2011 0-7734-1552-1
This comparative analysis of fire rituals examines the kinds of adaptations, innovations and guiding principles that led to the creation of this unique Shinto- Buddhist ritual fire.