Holy hills of the Ozarks : religion and tourism in Branson, Missouri

Ketchell, Aaron K., 1971-

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  • Creator Aaron K. Ketchell
  • Format Books
  • Publication Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
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  • Physical Details
    • xxxvi, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780801886607, 0801886600
  • OCLC ocm76901826

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-294) and index.

Contents

  • Introduction: "the moral vineyards" -- "Temples of God's own building" : Harold Bell Wright and the roots of Branson tourism -- "Hills of truth and love" : authenticity and the sacred in shepherd of the Hills Country -- "I would much rather see a sermon than hear one" : faith at Silver Dollar City -- Jesus is "the greatest star" : the variety show and contemporary Branson tourism -- "Near heaven" : the dynamics of sacred space in Branson -- Hillbilly heaven : labor, leisure, and the Ozark trickster -- "The aroma of God's spirit" : branding Branson's future
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