I have a question regarding the statement “Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity.” I suppose I may have taken it for granted that this (the above) is what I receive Christ in the Holy Eucharist. Body and Blood are a given, per Jesus’ own words, to which I firmly cling. Soul and Divinity, are less clear.
I understand the soul to be part of who I am in my humanity. Since Jesus was made man, He has a soul. By virtue of the Personal Union (Chalcedon), this Human Nature is united with His Divine Nature. Thus, Jesus the Christ, the Son of the Living God, has a body and a soul. This, His Human Nature, is united with His Divine Nature.
Is this the reason that the Church finds the term “Body & Blood, Soul & Divinity” an acceptable expression? I simply cannot find Jesus saying that we receive His soul, and if so, to what effect?
P.S. Please note that I am Lutheran, so an explanation that rests on the doctrine of transubstantiation would be less than helpful. However, according to the Confessions of the Lutheran Church, I do confess the physical, bodily presence of Christ in the Sacrament (i.e. the very same Christ that suffered and died on the cross is the same Christ I receive on my tongue). So if my question could be answered taking that into consideration, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you kindly.