The mentioned influences caused the development of a so-
called theory of welfare, which postulates a synthesis of
reason and emotionality as precondition for a successful
social and economical change.
It was Görres who picked up and enhanced the idea of the
Social Contract which was formulated in 1760/61 by Jean-
Rousseau assumed that a rational unity of people who pur-
sue the guaranty of property and security had formed the
Görres agreed with him, but he amended the model by in-
cluding the emotional factor:
If a single person in a state structure wishes to be con-
nected to others in order to bring about wealth, the
“wealth of soul” should be guaranteed at the same time.
As a result church was founded.
Each one of the two aspects is important to create a solid
structure, but they have to be separated:
The state authority is not to proceed within an ecclesias-
tical context and church would only be responsible when it
comes to spiritual questions. It should not command people
and make someone become its member. The emotional get-
together, religion and church, must be exempt from inter-
est in political power. This is the only way the church
could guarantee productive impulses (such as approaches
and maxims of action) for the society.