One of the first anthropologists to examine religion in Africa was Edward Evans-
One of the first anthropologists to examine religion in Africa was Edward Evans-Pritchard in the early 1900’s. You will explore what he learned about the Azande by watching the first 23 minutes of “Strange Beliefs: Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard”.
When you are done watching the video answer the following questions by referring to specific information from the video, NOT outside sources:
How do the Azande people featured in the film explain unfortunate events and what do they do about it?
According to your textbook, what is religion and how would Azande religious beliefs be classified?
Do you think Azande beliefs are any more or less rational than other religious beliefs like Judaism, Christianity, Islam, or Buddhism?