Examples would include such poems as: Gwendolyn Bennett's "To Usward
" (1924) and "Heritage" (1923); Fenton Johnson's "Ethiopia" (1915); Langston Hughes's "Danse Africaine" (1924) and "Afro-American Fragment" (1930); Lucian B.
An ecclesiology of the whole Christ, including his body the church offered to the Father, is still a Godward direction, whereas the gospel emphasis should be "usward
." Luther himself was clear about the difference in direction.
In this alternative all Christ does is what the saints admittedly do, too: transmit, communicate, reveal usward
- in that sense, "mediate" - a pre-assured divine grace that would have obtained anyway, with or without Christ, except that we might not have known about it.