Japanese Shinto: An Interpretation of a Priestly Perspective

@article{Boyd2004JapaneseSA,
  title={Japanese Shinto: An Interpretation of a Priestly Perspective},
  author={James W. Boyd and Ron G. Williams},
  journal={Philosophy East and West},
  year={2004},
  volume={55},
  pages={33 - 63}
}
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