What Church Fathers do the Eastern Catholic Churches of the Oriental Orthodox tradition maintain in their formulation of theology? Thanks!
They are of three traditions:
Alexandrian: Coptic, Ethiopian/Eritrean (St. Mark) – 1741, 1846
Armenian (St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew) – 1742
Antiocene: Syriac (St. Peter), Syro-Malankara (St. Thomas) – 1781, 1930
Christological agreements have been made between the Eastern Orthodox and the Oriental Orthodox resolving prior misunderstandings, although the corresponding Catholic ritual Churches re-united earlier than those statements, between 1741 and 1930.
The Bishops of the pre-Chalcedonian Councils
Fathers defending the faith:
Saint Irenaeus of Lyons (d. 202) (contested Gnostics)
Saint Athanasius of Alexandria (297-373 A.D.) (contested Arians)
Then there are theologians:
Saint John (the Apostle)
Saint Gregory of Nazianzus (330-374 A.D.)
Fathers explaining the scriptures:
Saint Cyril of Alexandria (376-444 A.D.)
Saint John Chrysostom (347-407 A.D.)
Saint Gregory of Nyssa (335-394 A.D.)
Saint Basil the Great (330-379 A.D.)
Clement of Alexandria, Origen
Philoxenus (Xenaias) Bishop of Mabug
James of Edessa
St. Gregory The Enlightener
St. Sahag And St. Mesrob
St. Gregory Of Nareg (Krikor Naregatsy)
St. Nerses The Graceful (“Shnorhaly”)
The above excludes the Chaldean tradition:
Chaldean 1552 re-union
Syro-Malabar 1599 re-union
The Chaldean indepencence began in 410 and formally occurred in 499, rejecting the Christology of the Council of Ephesus 341 AD.
Oriental Orthodox rejected the Christology of the Council of Chalcedon of 451 AD.
The Maronites (Antiocene tradition) held fast to the beliefs of the Council of Chalcedon.