Locklin, Reid B.

College: University of St. Michael's College, Faculty of Theology
Degrees: PhD (Boston College)
Email: reid.locklin@utoronto.ca
Phone: 416-926-1300 ext 3317
Personal Website: https://utoronto.academia.edu/ReidLocklin
Teaching Category:
Regular Tenure Stream
Appointment Status:
Basic Degree


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.

  • Specializations

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