Muriel Orevillo-Montenegro

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Muriel Orevillo-Montenegro (born 1954) is a Filipina theologian known for her writings in Asian feminist theology.[1]


Orevillo-Montenegro's parents and grandparents were amongst the first generation of Protestant converts in the Philippines. Due to financial strains and a family crisis, she was unable to complete her first two degrees in pre-medical studies and political science. She later completed undergraduate degrees in Animal Husbandry and Christian Education in Silliman University in 1979. After graduation, she worked as a youth worker for the United Church of Christ in the Philippines and, beginning in 1994, began teaching at the Divinity School of Silliman University. She later went for further studies at Union Theological Seminary in New York and received an S.T.M. in 1999 and a Ph.D. in 2003.[2]

Orevillo-Montenegro currently teaches theology and religious studies in the Divinity School of Silliman University.[3]


Orevillo-Montenegro is best known for her writings in Asian feminist theology. She published the book The Jesus of Asian Women, to highlight the areas where Western Christologies are insufficient for Asian women.[4] This book looks at feminist Christologies from South Korea to speak about creation care, Filipina Christologies to discuss liberation theologies, and Hong Kong Christologies and the use of postcolonial theology.[5]

Elsewhere, she has critiqued the dominant popular Christologies in the Philippines of Sinulog and the Black Nazarene, and spoken about the need to reclaim the doctrine of the Incarnation for Asian women.[6]


  • Orevillo-Montenegro, Muriel (2010). The Jesus of Asian Women. Concept Publishing Company. ISBN 978-81-7268-198-2.


  1. ^ John C. England, ed. (2002). Asian Christian Theologies: Southeast Asia. Delhi: ISPCK. p. 441. ISBN 978-1-57075-482-1.
  2. ^ "Dr. Muriel Orevillo-Montenegro". Silliman University. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Prof. Dr. Muriel Orevillo-Montenegro". Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  4. ^ Orevillo-Montenegro, Muriel (2010). The Jesus of Asian Women. Concept Publishing Company. ISBN 978-81-7268-198-2.
  5. ^ Hill, Graham (2016). GlobalChurch: Reshaping Our Conversations, Renewing Our Mission, Revitalizing Our Churches. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. p. 251. ISBN 978-0-8308-4085-4.
  6. ^ Orevillo-Montenegro, Muriel (2012). Elaine Wainwright; Lisa Sowle Cahill; Diego Irarrazaval (eds.). Gender in Theology, Spirituality and Practice. London: SCM Press. pp. 86–94. ISBN 978-0-334-03120-8.