The purest and truest adherents of Christianity have always hindered and called into question its worldly success and so-called ‘power in history’ rather than promoted them; for they were accustomed to place themselves outside the ‘world’ and had no regard for the ‘process of the Christian idea’; for which reason they have as a rule remained whholy unknown and anonymous to history.

Nietzsche, “On the Uses and Disadvantages of History for Life”