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Class Information

Below are the date, time, location, and outline for this class.

The Family: God's Perspective, Part 1 of 3

Taught by Philip Allred


Day Time Location
Part 1 Thursday, August 1 3 p.m. Ricks 147
Part 2 Friday, August 2 3 p.m. Ricks 147
Part 3 Saturday, August 3 3 p.m. Ricks 147
Philip Allred

Philip Allred


Dr. Philip A. Allred received his B.A. from Brigham Young University in Political Science, an M.A. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, and a doctorate’s degree from Idaho State University in Political Science.

Allred has taught in the Seminary and Institute programs for eight years and has been a professor of religion at BYU-Idaho for 13 years. He also chaired the development team of the Family Foundations (FDREL 200) course at BYU-Idaho and has published articles on a variety of gospel topics.

Allred is married to Jennifer Lindeman from Rochester, New York. They have two sons and one daughter.

Born in Ankara, Turkey, Allred was raised in southeastern Idaho. He served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Osaka, Japan. Allred has been privileged to study all over Europe, including the Mediterranean, as well as parts of the Middle East while directing students in Religious History academic travel. He is a self-described “foody” and loves to eat a wide variety of cuisines. He is currently serving in the Rexburg Young Single Adult 5th Stake Presidency.

Class Outline

An in-depth, three-part discussion of The Family: A Proclamation to the World. We will explore the plan of salvation, which divinely ordains marriage for the creation and flourishing of families, including how priesthood ordinances open the way for the new and everlasting covenant which empowers the two eternal genders to realize their true identity and potential. The sacrament of marital intimacy provides marital oneness and brings children to couples that then have wonderful opportunities and responsibilities as parents to apply the gospel of Jesus Christ's doctrines and principles to achieve happiness at home and in preparation for eternity. 

Learning Objectives:  
The Plan of Salvation divinely ordains marriage for the creation and flourishing of families and teaches timeless and absolute truths about the two genders' identity and potential for exaltation.