Clement of Alexandria is often defined as a speculative philosopher, with the implication being that Christianity and special revelation play a subsidiary role in his thinking. But as this presentation will argue, both of these influences are central to Clement’s understanding of human nature and what, in that case, he takes to be necessary for Christian conversion and commitment. Simply put, this paper will urge that we reexamine Clement with an increased awareness of how strongly his anthropology contrasts with the paganistic viewpoints found among his philosophical dialogue- partners. To that end, the following argumentative steps will be taken. First, the paper will describe the less charitable views of Clement that take him to be governed by the alien norms of ancient speculative reason. Second, the paper will observe the remarkable extent to which Clement refers to Christ and the Scriptures in defending his own positions. Third, the presentation will shift to a focus on the Protrepticus as an important test-case for the view being defended in this paper. This exercise will show that Clement’s theological beliefs are foundational to the Protrepticus. In particular, the argument here will be that Clement accounts for trust in the Christ of Scripture by appealing to two factors, viz., (a) Logos Christology and (b) the fact that human beings are made in the image of God. Final reflections on the value of Clement for Christian theology will then follow.