Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe depicts the ways that God reveals Himself when evil seems triumphant and God appears to be silent. George MacDonald and Shusaku Endo apparently read this novel and deeply sympathized with its theology -- and subsequently developed its ideas and episodes in their own writings. In their views, nothing can come between God and each person; therefore, even apparent enemies can never victimize anyone -- they can only help us ultimately to be more closely united with God. They also illuminate that God never deserts people who feel weakest in faith.
"Nothing Can Come between God and You: Uncle Tom's Cabin, George MacDonald and Shusaku Endo,"
Inklings Forever: Published Colloquium Proceedings 1997-2016: Vol. 8, Article 30.
Available at: https://pillars.taylor.edu/inklings_forever/vol8/iss1/30