I got into a discussion recently regarding the differences (or lack thereof) between the Oriental and Eastern Orthodox Churches. I'm aware that the Oriental Churches are Miaphysites, while the Eastern Churches are Dyophysites.
My question is, has the above difference in Christology resulted in a difference in the understanding of the level of union with God a Christian can experience in this life?
A claim was made during the discussion I was in that the Oriental Orthodox Churches deny the it is possible for a person to enter into hesychastic prayer with God in which the mind, body, and soul are engaged in perfect, united prayer to God. The Eastern Orthodox defend hesychasm as a central Tradition.
Is this claim actually true of the Oriental Churches?