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Table of Contents List of Illustrations Preface Introduction. "The Moral Vineyards" 1. "Temples of God's Own Building": Harold Bell Wright and the Roots of Branson Tourism 2. "The Suncrowned Hills of Truth and Love": Authenticity and the Sacred in Shepherd of the Hills Country 3. "I Would Much Rather See a Sermon Than Hear One": Experiencing Faith at Silver Dollar City 4. Jesus Is "the Greatest Star": The Variety Show and Contemporary Branson Tourism 5. "Near Heaven": The Dynamics of Sacred Space in Branson 6. Hillbilly Heaven: Labor, Leisure, and the Ozark Trickster Conclusion. "The Aroma of God's Spirit": Branding Branson's Future Notes Bibliography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Branson (Mo.) -- Religious life and customs.
Recreation -- Missouri -- Branson.
Amusements -- Missouri -- Branson.
Amusements -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Recreation -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Popular culture -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.