Headquarters Culture and the Rest of Mormonism Past & Present The doctrine of ‘gathering” created a distinctive culture at the headquarters of the LDS church. Under Joseph Smith, this “headquarters culture” differed from that in distant locales. This situation had profound consequences following Joseph Smith’s 1844 martyrdom. This paper examines the significance and changes of LDS headquarters culture from then to now and suggests possible future directions.
D. Michael Quinn, Amanda Mauss