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Professor Philip Sheldrake



Senior Research Fellow

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Philip Sheldrake is Senior Research Fellow at Westcott House and the Cambridge Theological Federation and also Professor & Director of the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Spirituality, Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, Texas (2013-). Additionally he is Moulsdale Fellow of St Chad's College, Durham University.  Philip was educated at Heythrop Pontifical Athenaeum, University of Oxford and University of London. Degrees in philosophy & modern history, Postgraduate Diploma in Pastoral Theology, MTh in Reformation theology and history, Oxford research BD on historical theory and the study of spirituality.


He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Philip was previously Lecturer in Pastoral Theology & Director of the Institute of Spirituality, Heythrop College University of London (1984-92), Tutor in Church History and DOPS Westcott House (1992-97), Vice-Principal/Academic Director Sarum College (1998-2002), Leech Professor of Applied Theology Durham University (2003-2008) and Joseph Visiting Professor Boston College MA. He was also Honorary Professor and Research Supervisor, University of Wales, 1998-2013.  He was Hulsean Lecturer at Cambridge 1999-2000 and is a past-President of the international Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality. He has worked in editing and religious publishing since 1981 including formerly as Chair of SCM Press.

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