Oxford University Press
Religious life is a generic term for a variety of forms of Christian life that originated, as a radical response to the gospel, in the rst century and continue to develop in the present, predominantly among Roman *Catholics and *Eastern Orthodox but also, especially recently, among Protestants and Anglicans. The Protestant community of *Taize in France has fostered ecumenical exchange.
The Oxford Companion to Christian Thought
Schneiders, Sandra Marie “Religious Life.” In The Oxford Companion to Christian Thought, 2000.