Locklin, Reid B.
Reid B. Locklin

PhD (Boston College)

reid.locklin@utoronto.ca | 416-926-1300 ext 3317 | Personal Website


Reid B. Locklin is Associate Professor of Christianity and the Intellectual Tradition at the University of Toronto, a joint appointment with St. Michael’s College and the Department for the Study of Religion. His research focuses on a range of issues in Comparative Theology and Hindu-Christian Studies, particularly the engagement between Christian thought and the Hindu tradition of Advaita Vedanta. He is author, editor or co-editor of five books, including Liturgy of Liberation (Peeters, 2011) and Vernacular Catholicism, Vernacular Saints: Selva J. Raj on “Being Catholic the Tamil Way” (SUNY, 2017). Dr. Locklin grew up in Athens, Georgia, completed a BA in Humanities at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, a MTS from Boston University, and a PhD in Theology from Boston College in 2003. He has taught at the University of Toronto since 2004.


  • Interreligious and Comparative Theologies
  • Hindu-Christian Studies
  • Advaita Vedanta
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Recent Publications

  • Editor, Vernacular Catholicism, Vernacular Saints: Selva J. Raj on “Being Catholic the Tamil Way” (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2017). – Finalist, Best Book in Hindu-Christian Studies - History/Ethnography, 2013-2017, Society for Hindu-Christian Studies
  • “One Text, Two Declarations: Theological Trajectories from Nostra Aetate,” Theological Studies 78.1 (2017): 49-71.
  • A Century of Advaita Mission: Tracing a Lineage and Opening a Conversation,” Journal of Ecumenical Studies 52.4 (2017): 488-526.
  • “Beyond Employability: Defamiliarizing Work-Integrated Learning with Community-Engaged Learning” (with H. Brabazon, J. Esmail and A. Stirling), Engaged Scholar Journal 5.3 (2019): 21-41.
  • “Ritual and Ritualization in Hindu-Christian Relations,” in The Routledge Handbook of Hindu-Christian Relations, ed. Chad Bauman and Michelle Voss Roberts (New York: Routledge, 2020), forthcoming.
  • “A Most Uncommon Task: Arvind Sharma and the Construction of Hindu Missiology,” International Journal of Hindu Studies, forthcoming.
Appointment Status College TST Teaching Category
Basic Degree
St. Michael's College
University of Toronto
Regular Tenure Stream