Dr R. T. Allen read Philosophy at Nottingham, and then obtained an external BD and PhD, with a thesis on “Michael Polanyi and Christian Theism”, at King’s College, University of London. He has taught Philosophy of Education at colleges in England, one in Nigeria, and The University of the West Indies, Trinidad. His publications include The Education of Autonomous Man (1992), Transcendence and Immanence in the Philosophy of Michael Polanyi and Christian Theism (1992), The Structure of Value (1993), Beyond Liberalism: A Study of the Political thought of F. A. Hayek and Michael Polanyi (1998), and The Necessity of God (2008). He has edited or co-edited four other books on philosophy, contributed articles to five others, and forty to journals published in Britain, continental Europe, North America, Australia and China. Now retired, married and with two grown-up children, he lives in Loughborough and is active in the British Personalist Forum and its journal Appraisal.