Philip Sheldrake is a theologian who has been closely involved with the emergence of Christian Spirituality as an academic field. Sheldrake is Past President of the International Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality, and was Leech Professor of Applied Theology at Durham University. His publications have focused on the interface of spirituality, theology, and religious history, and he has also written on religious reconciliation.
Sheldrake trained in history, philosophy, and theology at the universities of Oxford and London, and later taught at the Universities of London and Cambridge. Sheldrake is Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Senior Research Fellow, Cambridge Theological Federation, and Honorary Professor, University of Wales. He has also regularly been a visiting professor in the United States.
- Sheldrake, Philip (1998). Spirituality and history: Questions of interpretation and method. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books. ISBN 1-57075-203-6.
- Sheldrake, Philip (2001). Spaces for the Sacred: Place, Memory, and Identity. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-8018-6861-0.
- Sheldrake, Philip (2005). The new Westminster dictionary of Christian spirituality. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox. ISBN 0-664-23003-2.
- Sheldrake, Philip (2006). A Brief History of Spirituality (Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion). Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 1-4051-1771-0.
- Philip Sheldrake (1999). "The study of spirituality". The Way: a review of Christian spirituality (The Way Publications) 39 (2): 162–172. ISSN 0043-1575.
- Philip Sheldrake (2011). "Spirituality in a European context". Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality (Johns Hopkins University Press) 11 (1): 1–9. doi:10.1353/scs.2011.0020. ISSN 1533-1709.