Walter Hinteler wrote:
I doubt that anyone really thought about democracy in 16th century like we know it today.
Luther was ... well, kind of Catholic all his life (one of the reasons that there's still an Evangelical Lutheran order for women his/the former Augustinian monastery in Erfurt [Evangelical Casteller Ring Community (following the rules of St Benedict)]).
But he totally opposed to the superiority of the Pope.
However, you certainly know that quite a few Evangelicals as well as Catholics (priests and laymen) were in resistance to the Nazis, too late, I admit.
I do know what you say is true in regard to individual priests and laymen of both faiths, but on the whole, the dictatorship was a failure for both the major religons of germany... They made hitler'srise possible more than and other single factor in My Opinion...