Response To G. L. Ebersole's Criticism of My Critique of the Encyclopedia of Religion

Response To G. L. Ebersole's Criticism of My Critique of the Encyclopedia of Religion 243 which say the same-for example, several of the reviews in the symposium on the Encyclopedia in Annals of Scholarship, 5(Winter 1988):229-68. To say that the Encyclopedia is bound to reflect the views of its Editor-in-Chief would be to miss the point: that Eliade became the Editor-in-Chief because of the popularity of his views. Finally, suppose that Eliade alone held the one tenet that I ascribe to religionists everywhere. Are Quentin Skinner's strictures against ahistorical approaches to history any less telling against him? That was the subject of my article. Robert A. Segal Department of Philosophy Louisiana State University NOTES 1. See my Religion and the Social Sciences (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1989), 11-12, 51-54. Letters RESPONSE TO G. L. EBERSOLE'S CRITICISM OF MY CRITIQUE OF THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RELIGION I am flattered that Professor Gary Ebersole read my review article ("The Encyclopedia of Religion: A Critique from the Perspective of the History of the Japanese Religious Traditions") in the pilot issue of MTSR, and I am grateful to him for taking the time to write a lengthy response to it. It is clear from the tone of his letter that Professor Ebersole is not simply in disagreement with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Method & Theory in the Study of Religion Brill

Response To G. L. Ebersole's Criticism of My Critique of the Encyclopedia of Religion

Method & Theory in the Study of Religion, Volume 1 (2): 243 – Jan 1, 1989

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© 1989 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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243 which say the same-for example, several of the reviews in the symposium on the Encyclopedia in Annals of Scholarship, 5(Winter 1988):229-68. To say that the Encyclopedia is bound to reflect the views of its Editor-in-Chief would be to miss the point: that Eliade became the Editor-in-Chief because of the popularity of his views. Finally, suppose that Eliade alone held the one tenet that I ascribe to religionists everywhere. Are Quentin Skinner's strictures against ahistorical approaches to history any less telling against him? That was the subject of my article. Robert A. Segal Department of Philosophy Louisiana State University NOTES 1. See my Religion and the Social Sciences (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1989), 11-12, 51-54. Letters RESPONSE TO G. L. EBERSOLE'S CRITICISM OF MY CRITIQUE OF THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RELIGION I am flattered that Professor Gary Ebersole read my review article ("The Encyclopedia of Religion: A Critique from the Perspective of the History of the Japanese Religious Traditions") in the pilot issue of MTSR, and I am grateful to him for taking the time to write a lengthy response to it. It is clear from the tone of his letter that Professor Ebersole is not simply in disagreement with

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