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Children of God collection
ARC Mss 41  
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Description
More than 100 pamphlets, flyers, and other printed pieces mainly by Moses David (David Berg), with titles such as "Gaddafi! Earth's Last Pharaoh?," "How to Survive War," "Exorcism," and "Revolutionary Sex." Also includes "Mo Letters" (short for Moses Letters, which he used to give instruction and counsel to his followers), articles, memorandums, reports, newsletters, and other material about the Children of God.
Background
The Children of God (COG), currently The Family International, is a controversial religious group sometimes referred to as a cult. They believe in a literal interpretation of bridal theology in which the followers of Jesus are his bride, and are called to love him as a wife would love her husband. COG was founded in 1968 by David Berg (who was also known as "Moses David").
Extent
0.42 linear feet (1 document box)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open for research.