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Watch Strange Beliefs: Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard. Then, read the assigned selections from Chapter 7 – Witchcraft, Sorcery, Divination, and Magic in Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion. Discuss the following:

E. E. Evans-Pritchard concluded that the belief in witchcraft serves three cultural functions: to provide an explanation for the unexplainable; to provide a set of cultural behaviors for dealing with misfortune; and to help to define morality. How do the examples from this week’s readings and video fit into these three explanations? 
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.

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